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LIQUID MANURE AS A POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVE NUTRIENT SOLUTION FOR ORGANIC STRAWBERRY PRODUCTION

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Author Name: A. F. M. Jamal Uddin, H. M. Nahid, T. Dastagir, F.T.J. Chaitee and M. A. Husna
Research Area: Agricultural Science
Volume: 12
Issue: 01
Page No: 27–30
Emailed: 5
Total Downloads: 2510
Country: Bangladesh
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DOI: http://doi.org/10.55706/ijbssr12106
http://www.ijbssr.com/10.55706/ijbssr12106

The experiment was conducted at Horticultural Farm, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, during the period of November 2023 to February 2024. The single-factor experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications to study organic strawberry production. The experiment consisted of five treatments, namely: T1: Recommended Fertilizer Dose (RFD); T2: Vermi Tea (VT); T3: SAU-MLM; T4: SAU-NLM; and T5: SAU-PLM. Treatments were applied to plants four times every 10 days, starting 7 days after plant transplantation. The effects on vegetative growth, yield attributes, and fruit quality (Brix%) were investigated, and they showed significant variation. The results showed that RFD (T1) and SAU-PLM (T5) treatments more prominently enhanced vegetative growth SPAD value and yield attributes; maximum flower number (19.3), fruit number (17.0), diameter of fruit (41.5 mm), fruit weight (39.1 g), leaf area (153.0 sq. cm), Brix value (8.6) recorded in T5 treatment, and similar yield per plant are found in T1 (632.3 g) and T5 (636.3 g). Hence, it can be affirmed that SAU-PLM constitutes a potent liquid fertilizer capable of enhancing the growth and yield of strawberry plants.