Growth Response of Tomato to Plant Growing Structures and Media Grown in the Rooftop Garden Conditions

Most. Tania Akter

Department of Agricultural Botany, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.

Mohammad Mahbub Islam

Department of Agricultural Botany, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.

Suraya Parvin

Planning and Evaluation, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh.

Parvin Akter Bithy *

Department of Agricultural Botany, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aims: to evaluate the growth response of tomato to plant growing structures and media grown in the rooftop garden conditions.

Study Design: The factorial experiment was laid out in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD)

Place and Duration of Study: This experiment was carried out at the rooftop garden of the Department of Agricultural Botany, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU), Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh from October 2017 to March 2018.

Methodology: The experiment had two factors, factor A- two plant growing structures, viz., S1= Plastic pot, S2= Earthen pot and factor B- six different plant growing medium viz. M0=Soil 100% (w/w) + inorganic fertilizer (IF)/(control), M1=Soil 80% (w/w) + 20% cow dung (w/w) + IF, M2=Soil 70% (w/w) + 30% cow dung (w/w) + IF, M3=Soil 90% (w/w) + 10% vermicompost (w/w) + IF, M4=Soil 80% (w/w) + 20% vermicompost (w/w) + IF, M5=Soil 80% (w/w) + 10% cow dung (w/w) + 10% vermicompost (w/w) + IF.

Results: Considering plant growing structures, the plastic pot (S1) gave the highest plant height, number of leaves per plant, branches per plant. The soil 80% (w/w) + 10% cow dung (w/w) + 10% vermicompost (w/w) + IF marked as (M5) had the highest plant height, number of leaves per plant, branches per plant. The highest morphological data were obtained from the treatment combination of S1M5 (plastic pot along with the soil 80% (w/w) + 10% cow dung (w/w) + 10% vermicompost (w/w) + IF)).

Conclusion: On the basis of the  findings  in this study, it can  be  concluded that, plastic pot along with soil 80% (w/w) + 10% cow dung (w/w) + 10% vermicompost (w/w) + IF be able to increase the growth of BARI tomato14 for rabi season in the rooftop garden under the climatic conditions of SAU(Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University).

Keywords: Plant height, SPAD value, Branch


How to Cite

Akter, Most. Tania, Mohammad Mahbub Islam, Suraya Parvin, and Parvin Akter Bithy. 2021. “Growth Response of Tomato to Plant Growing Structures and Media Grown in the Rooftop Garden Conditions”. Asian Journal of Research in Botany 4 (2):361-69. https://journalajrib.com/index.php/AJRIB/article/view/116.

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