Effect Of Organic Compounds Prepared From Agricultural Waste And Municipal Solid Waste On Ivy Geranium (Pelargonium Peltatum) Flowering
Selection of the proper media is a main factor for the growth and production of plants. Accordingly, an experiment was conducted aiming to less consumption of chemical fertilizers in order to prevent environmental pollution. This study evaluates the effect of organic wastes on some characteristics of ivy geranium (Pelargoniumpeltatum). Investigation was done based on a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with different media including garden soil, sand with a variety of organic compounds with 8 treatments, 4 replicates of 32 experimental units and a total of 128 plants. In this study, the chemical characteristics of medium (pH, EC, OM),nutrients in the media (N, P, K, Mg, Zn), and some flowering characters such as peduncle length, number of florets per plant, the petals surface in inflorescences, and petals dry weight were investigated. Result showed that the medium containing a variety of organic compounds such as sand + tea compost + cocopeat + water tank soil, also garden soil + sand + solid waste compost + water tank soil had a better effect on flowering of ivy geranium plants compared to the other treatments. Measured chemical characteristics in sand + tea compost + cocopeat + water tank soil medium was more desirable and appropriate to the level of the standard medium in this ornamental plant.
Keywords- Cultivation beds, Soil analyze, Compost, Oramental plants, Organic matter