Document Type : Research article


1 M.SC.Department of Environmental Health Engineering,School of Public Health, Mashhad University Of Medical Sciences, Mashhad,Iran.

2 Associated Professor,Department Of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, , Mashhad University Of Medical Sciences, Mashhad,Iran.

3 Agricultural Engineering, deputy municipal parks and green spaces Quchan, Iran.


Background &Objeftive:
Vermicompost application plays an important role in agriculture. Crop plants can be sensitive to negative effects of vermicompost at early stages of development. The aim of the present study was to test the effects of different vermicomposts on seed germination of lepidiumsativum species.
Materials & Methods:
In the current work, the effects of different vermicomposts’ extracts, which were produced from cow manure, fruit waste, paper, sawdust and leaves, on s germination and early development of lepidiumsativum were investigated in various volumetric percentages (0%, 15%, 30% and 45%). For data analysis, Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) program and ANOVA test were used.
The results showed that different volumetric percentages were effective on lepidiumsativum growth. Average growth in volumetric percentage of 30% was less than  15 and 45%. In the way that presence differences was significant. Volumetric percentage of 15%  was in appropriate level for plant growth and seed germination.
It can be concluded that the use of vermicompost extracts can have an effective role in production efficiency increase of lepidiumsativum.


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