Study on the effect of organic materials on the growth performance of cocoa seedling / Siti Zubaidah Azizan

Azizan, Siti Zubaidah (2015) Study on the effect of organic materials on the growth performance of cocoa seedling / Siti Zubaidah Azizan. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


A nursery experiment was carried out in rain shelter of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Jasin Campus, Melaka to study on the effect(s) of some organic wastes on soil nutrient content and growth performance of cocoa seedlings (Theobroma cacao L.). The experiment comprised of six treatments: cocoa pod husk ash (CPHA), rice husk ash (RHA), chicken dung, cow dung, NPK15-15-15 and control (no fertilizer application). Each treatment was mixed with 109 of soil filled in polythene bags containing cocoa seedlings. The experiment was arranged in completely randomized design (CRD) with four replications. Cocoa seedling performances such as plant height, number of leaves, stem girth were the parameters recorded in a week interval while dry root weights and soil nutrient content were recorded at the end of the experiment. The NPK fertilizer increased significantly (P>O.05) the plant height, number of leaves of cocoa seedlings. However, there is no significant different in stem girth and dry root weight. The treatments also showed significant difference (P>O.05) for soil nutrient content (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na) relative to the control treatment. NPK was the most effective fertilizer for cocoa seedling growth while organic materials alone did not give any promising effects on the growth of cocoa seedlings. 2015


Item Type: Student Project
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Azizan, Siti ZubaidahUNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Item ID: 17131
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organic materials; Growth performance; Cocoa seedling


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