Journal of Earth, Environment and Health Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71--75

Effect of Biological and Organic Fertilizers on the Growth Parameters of Salvia Officinalis


Hadi Radnezhad, Maryam Foroughi Abari, Masoumeh Sadeghi 
 Department of Environmental Sciences, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Hadi Radnezhad
Department of Environmental Sciences, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan
Iran

Context: This study examined the effect of biological and organic fertilizers on the growth parameters of an herb named Salvia officinalis. Settings and Design: Its characteristics include germination, number of leaves, length, and dry weight of root and shoot. A total of 11 treatments (4 replications) including a vermicompost treatment and a cow manure treatment (both at 25% and 50% levels); four vermicompost treatments of 25% and 50% levels mixed with Azotobacter and Azospirillum and three treatments of Azotobacter, Azospirillum, and control constituted the focal point of the study. Results: The results obtained from the statistical analyses performed at P ≤ 0.05 are as follows: (1) Azospirillum and 50% cow manure treatments had the most and least significant effects on germination and root length, respectively; (2) once combined with Azospirillum, 25% vermicompost treatment affected the length of the root and shoot more significantly compared to the vermicompost and Azospirillum treatments delivered individually; (3) the number of leaves and dry weight of root and shoot were not significantly different across the treatments; and (4) 25% vermicompost and 50% cow manure and Azospirillum treatments exerted the maximum influence upon the number of leaves and the dry weight of shoot and root. Conclusion: Although treatments had different effects, they were not significantly different. The 25% vermicompost treatment had a better effect than its 50% level counterpart.


How to cite this article:
Radnezhad H, Abari MF, Sadeghi M. Effect of Biological and Organic Fertilizers on the Growth Parameters of Salvia Officinalis.J Earth Environ Health Sci 2015;1:71-75


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Radnezhad H, Abari MF, Sadeghi M. Effect of Biological and Organic Fertilizers on the Growth Parameters of Salvia Officinalis. J Earth Environ Health Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2024 Feb 22 ];1:71-75
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