INFLUENCE OF COMPOST, MICROORGANISMS AND NPK FERTILIZER UPON GROWTH, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND ESSENTIAL OIL PRODUCTION OF ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS L.

  • Mohamed Ewis ABDELAZIZ Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Faculty of Horticulture, Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, Valticka 337, Lednice 691 44
  • Robert POKLUDA Formerly Head Soil Science Lab. N.B.R.I. Rana Pratap Bagh, Lucknow-266001
  • Mohamed Mahmoud ABDELWAHAB Cairo University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Botany, Division of Plant Physiology, Gamha Street, 12613 Giza
Keywords: Rosmarinus officinalis, compost, growth, chemical composition, microorganisms

Abstract

The performance of compost and microorganisms was compared with standard, commercial rates of NPK fertilizers with respect to the growth, chemical composition and essential oil production of Rosmarinus officinalis L. In two successive seasons, plants treated by a mixture of compost and microorganisms showed a significant increase in vegetative growth, total N, P and carbohydrate content and essential oil production. The findings clearly indicate that compost and microorganisms could replace conventional NPK fertilizers in the cultivation of rosemary, and consequently minimize environmental pollution by these compounds.

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Published
2007-08-05
How to Cite
ABDELAZIZ, M. E., POKLUDA, R., & ABDELWAHAB, M. M. (2007). INFLUENCE OF COMPOST, MICROORGANISMS AND NPK FERTILIZER UPON GROWTH, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND ESSENTIAL OIL PRODUCTION OF ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS L. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 35(1), 86-90. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha351261
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Research Articles