EFFECT OF MIXING THE CALF FECES WITH COASTAL SANDYSOIL ON THE GROWTH OF CORN PLANT (Zea mays)

Agung Prabowo, Soemitro Padmowijoto, Zaenal Bachruddin, Abdul Syukur

Abstract


This research was intended to determine the effect of combination calf feces and coastal sandy-land on the growth of corn plant. This experiment was arranged in a 2x3x2 factorial pattern of completely randomized design. First factor was calf feces of with and without microbe treatment, second factor was three levels of feces incubation which were 0 day (I-0), 20 days (I-20), and 40 days (I-40), and third factor was fecal dosages of 15 ton/ha (D15) and 30 ton/ha (D30). Parameters of plant height, dry, and wet weight of roots and vegetative, chemical and physical properties of mixture of calf feces and coastal sandy-land were observed. The plant height was observed weekly. There was a signifi cant difference (P<0.05) on combination of feces without and with microbe treatment,
fecal incubation time and dosage on the plant height. There was a tendency of increasing fecal dosage and fecal incubation time on the increase of plant height. This study suggests that calf feces could improve the corn plant growth in coastal sandy-land.

Keywords


Corn; Coastal sandy-land; Feces; Plant growth

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14203/widyariset.14.2.2011.305-312

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