Application of Various Dosage Vermicompost and Shade on Growth and Yield of Lowland Cabbage
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UIN SunanGunungDjati Jl.
Online publication date: 2018-07-24
Publication date: 2018-07-24
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2018;13(4):emEJAC04341
Cabbage plant in Indonesia is one of the most cultivate horticulture commodities. Cabbage especially cultivate at upland with low temperature and adequate sunlight. The need for quality fresh cabbage is increasing so that increasing the distribution channels to consumers is expected to increase the freshness of vegetable compilation to consumers. High temperatures and low soil fertility constrain cabbage planting in the lowlands. Giving compost and shade to cabbage plants is recommended to increase lowland cabbage growth by modifying the microenvironment. This study used an experimental research method complete with a randomized block design consisting of two factors (different vermicompost and color doses) repeated three times. The first factor is the vermicompost dose consists of five levels (10 t ha-1, 15 t ha-1, 20 t ha-1, 25 t ha-1, 30 t ha-1) the second factor consists of two levels (without shade and use shade). The main observations observed in this study were plant height, age of cabbage head formation, fresh plant weight, cabbage head wet weight. The results of the observation data were then analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) at the level of 5%. If the results of variance analysis are significant, the data than analysis with Duncan's multiple range test at the level of 5%. The results showed that application vermicompost and shade did not have an interaction effect on the growth and yield of cabbage plants. The application of vermicompost 25 t ha-1 independently affected plant height, plant fresh weight and cabbage head weight while the age of cabbage head formation was not affected by the two levels of treatment given. Modification of microclimate by providing shade in this study did not affect the parameters of growth and yield of cabbage plants.