Effects of decomposed poultry litter, nitrogen and phosphorus on growth and micronutrient content of arum (Colocasia esculentus L.)

Authors

  • MK Uddin Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000
  • J Sultana Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000
  • M Alauddin Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000
  • MH Rahman Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000
  • M Akhter Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000
  • AP Rodrigues Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka
  • AHMZ Ali Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000
  • MK Rahman Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcbm.v4i1.37872

Keywords:

Arum, Biomass, Micronutrient, Poultry litter

Abstract

A pot experiment was carried out to evaluate the integrated effects of poultry litter, nitrogen and phosphorus on the growth and micronutrient (Fe, Zn and Cu) contents of arum (Colocasia esculenta L.) in the net house of the Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka. Height (76 cm), leaf number (5 no./plant), leaf area (1045.66 cm2/plant) and fresh (130.7 g/plant) and dry (14.35 g/plant) weights of leaf, stem, bulb and root were achieved highest in the combined application of decomposed poultry litter compost and nitrogen (PL2N40P0). The leaf area, and fresh and dry weights of leaf, stem, bulb and root varied significantly (p≤ 0.5). The concentration of iron, zinc and copper in different parts were measured the highest in the treatments (0.70%), (0.58%), (0.22%) for leaf; (0.83%), (0.96%), (0.99%) for stem; (0.74%), (0.09%), (0.05%) for bulb and (0.98%), (0.64%), (0.27%) for root, respectively. Generally, the concentrations of Fe, Zn and Cu were found to be the highest in PL4N20P15, PL4N0P15 and PL2N0P0 treatments, respectively.

J. Biodivers. Conserv. Bioresour. Manag. 2018, 4(1): 11-18

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2018-08-18

How to Cite

Uddin, M., Sultana, J., Alauddin, M., Rahman, M., Akhter, M., Rodrigues, A., Ali, A., & Rahman, M. (2018). Effects of decomposed poultry litter, nitrogen and phosphorus on growth and micronutrient content of arum (Colocasia esculentus L.). Journal of Biodiversity Conservation and Bioresource Management, 4(1), 11–18. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcbm.v4i1.37872

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