Influence of vermicompost on growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) in coastal area of Bangladesh

Authors

  • Rabeya Khatun Department of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Md Sabuj Ali Department of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh; and Department of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh.
  • Dewan Reashat Islam Department of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • Sadia Rahaman Department of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Tamanna Islam Department of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • Nur Mohammad Department of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Md Jakaria Rahman Department of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Md Nomun Siddike Department of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Gazi Md Mohsin Department of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ralf.v10i2.68775

Keywords:

Okra, Vermicompost, Growth, Yield, Coastal area

Abstract

An experiment was conducted at the research field in the Department of Agriculture, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh during the period from March to July 2022 to study the effect of vermicompost on growth and yield of okra. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) comprising four treatments with three replications. The four treatments were T0 (Control), T1 (Vermicompost 10 t ha-1), T2 (Vermicompost 15 t ha-1) and T3 (Vermicompost 20 t ha-1). Green finger F1 okra used as planting material. Data were recorded from different stages of plant growth viz, plant height, days of flowering, fruit per plant, fruit length, fruit diameter, fruit weight, fruit weight per plant, yield per plot and yield per hectare. All the recorded parameters were statistically significant (P<0.01). The maximum days to first flowering (47.31 days) was recorded from T0 (Control), while the minimum days for first flowering (40.67 days) was found from treatment T3 (Vermicompost 20 t ha-1). The maximum height of okra plant (100.43 cm), number of fruits per plant (22.13), fruit length (13.60 cm), fruit diameter (2.01 cm), fruit weight (13.47 g),  fruit weight per plant (198.02 g), yield per plot (1.78 kg), yield per hectare (17.8 t ha-1) were found in treatment T3 (Vermicompost 20 t ha-1) whereas lowest data recorded in treatment T0 (Control). Observing the results, it can be stated that application of vermicompost @ 20 t ha-1 for okra cultivation gave better growth and yield in the coastal area of Bangladesh.

Res. Agric. Livest. Fish. Vol. 10, No. 2, August 2023: 165-173

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Published

2023-09-18

How to Cite

Rabeya Khatun, Md Sabuj Ali, Dewan Reashat Islam, Sadia Rahaman, Tamanna Islam, Nur Mohammad, Md Jakaria Rahman, Siddike, M. N. ., & Gazi Md Mohsin. (2023). Influence of vermicompost on growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) in coastal area of Bangladesh. Research in Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, 10(2), 165–173. https://doi.org/10.3329/ralf.v10i2.68775

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Agriculture