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Different compost fertilizations on growth, yield and quality of Organic Melon in Venezuela

Perez-H, Elimar; Pina, Ruben; Rodriguez, Josefina and Ramirez-Guerrero, Hugo (2005) Different compost fertilizations on growth, yield and quality of Organic Melon in Venezuela. Paper at: Researching Sustainable Systems - International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Adelaide, Australia, September 21-23, 2005. [Unpublished]

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An experiment was set up at the agricultural community “Montana Verde” (9º 52’ N, 67º 9’ W) in Torres county of Lara State, Venezuela to study the effect of five organic fertilization plans on the growth and productivity of a melon crop (Cucumis melo L.) in an organic cultivation system. Treatments consisted of five fertilization plans (i) 10 Mg ha-1 goat manure compost (GMC), (ii) 25 Mg ha-1 cattle manure compost (CMC), (iii) 35 Mg ha-1 goat manure vermicompost (GMV), (iv) 21 Mg ha-1 sugarcane filtercake compost (FCC) and (v) control without any fertilizer (Control). The growth and melon productivity was higher from plots managed under the fertilization plan using animal wastes (manure), mainly goat manure vermicomposted by the earthworm Eisenia foetida.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:vegetables, sustainable, research, developing country, organic amendments, tropical
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/4013/, http://www.isofar.org/adelaide2005, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/int-conf-isofar-2005.html
Deposited By: ISOFAR,
ID Code:4443
Deposited On:15 Nov 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The paper presented here is the final paper submitted by the authors to the conference Researching Sustainable Systems.
The final edited papers are available with the following publication:
Köpke, Ulrich; Niggli, Urs; Neuhoff, Daniel; Cornish, Peter; Lockeretz, Willie und Willer, Helga, (Hrsg.) (2005) Researching Sustainable Systems. Proceedings of the First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), Held in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA), 21 – 23 September 2005, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick, and International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o Institute of Organic Agriculture (IOL), DE-University of Bonn. http://orgprints.org/4013/
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