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Effect of Indigenous Microorganisms (IMO) and rice husk on pH of soilless media and yield of Cucumis sativus

Rusli, Siti Hajar and Farhain Salehuddin, Siti Maizatul and Affandi, Nor Farah Lyana and Che Man, Siti Hajjar and Mohamad, Zurina and Yunus, Alafiza and Mohd. Suhaini, Azizul and Baharulrazi, Norfhairna (2018) Effect of Indigenous Microorganisms (IMO) and rice husk on pH of soilless media and yield of Cucumis sativus. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 63 . pp. 367-372. ISSN 2283-9216

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3303/CET1863062

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of Indigenous Microorganisms (IMO) and rice husk on pH of soilless media and yield of Cucumis sativus (cucumber). Ten polybags were provided for each treatment that consisted of IMO treated media (T1), rice husk treated media (T2), and control media (T3). Every treatment was supplied with 1.9 dS/m EC nutrient solutions and the pH was being measured every two consecutive days until the plants had been harvested. Based on the results, there were significant differences in the pH media and the fruit yield between the treatments. The media containing rice husk had a significant increase in the pH media and was consistent in maintaining the average pH media within the range of 6.6 to 6.7, while fruit yield of cucumber recorded the highest number as compared with the other treatments. The findings had revealed that T2 had resulted in 60 cucumbers (22.66 kg) being harvested, followed by T3 with 45 cucumbers (17.53 kg) and T1 with 45 cucumbers (17.11 kg). It can be safely concluded that the medium containing treated RHA was the best for obtaining high yield of cucumber in soilless media as a local growing media due to the superior of its potential constraint of chemical fertiliser while keeping the stability to continue the growth and fruit production for a long period of time.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cucumis sativus, field experiment, fruit production, fruit yield, growing media
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:84409
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:11 Jan 2020 15:07
Last Modified:11 Jan 2020 15:07

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