Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Chemical properties of sandy soil and yield of Brassica oleracea var. capitata L. amended with winery waste compost and NPK fertilizer


N. G. Ndololwana 1, R. Mulidzi 2,  F. B. Lewu 1*

Recieved Date: 2018-02-10, Accepted Date: 2018-03-30


Winery waste compost (WWC) and NPK fertilizer were compared on the growth and yield of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.) in a sandy soil at Western Cape Region, South Africa. The experimental design was set up in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with four treatments replicated  four times. At every two weeks interval, there was a progressive significant (p<0.05) yield increase of cabbage irrespective of the fertilizer type. An analysis of the interaction between the treatment levels and harvest time revealed that NPK and 400% WWC significantly (p<0.05) perform better at eight weeks after field transplant. The amounts of nutrients taken by the plant and chlorophyll content of cabbage were affected by WWC and NPK. The results discussed the potential of WWC in the production of cabbage in the region.


Solid winery waste compost (WWC), inorganic fertilizer, cabbage, sandy soil

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2018
Volume: 16
Issue: 2
Category: Environment
Pages: 221-226

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