Course Hero Logo

rearch paper.docx - Cruz, p.1 of 7 Will Aerated Compost Tea...

Course Hero uses AI to attempt to automatically extract content from documents to surface to you and others so you can study better, e.g., in search results, to enrich docs, and more. This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 8 pages.

Cruz, p.1 of 7Will Aerated Compost Tea Increase the Growth Rate in Radishes Compared toHomemade Composted Soil?Daniela Cruz Lezcano , Miami Dade CollegueIntroductionThe purpose of this experiment is to explore the effects that aerated compost tea andhomemade compost have on radish growth (on this case the Crimson Giant). One of themain questions to be answered in this research is: Will the aerated compost tea orhomemade compost increase the growth rate of the crimson giant radish over potting soilalone? Using aerated compost tea will have a significant effect on plant growth whencompared to the control group (potting soil). However, our hypothesis is that Homemadecompost will haves as result a higher growth rate than the compost tea. The reason tosupport this is because potassium is known to be one of the best ingredients in a fertilizerfor radishes, so adding the banana skin in the Homemade Compost will aid in its growth.Also, radishes usually don’t tend to germinate in moist soil or with excess liquid, so theguinea pig droppings and cat litter will help to absorb the extra moisture.Methods:For 7 weeks, these procedures were used on a total of 3 trials for the research:A mix of half homemade compost (eggshell, banana skin, dry leaves, grass, cat litter,guinea pig dropping, paper litters, sawdust) and half potting soil was made, and one seed(of Crimson Giant radish) was planted in 15 pots each with this mixture. The pots werewatered daily by the greenhouse system. Once again, one seed was planted in 15 pots each,

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 8 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Summer
Professor
professor_unknown
Tags
Statistical significance, Composting, Compost, Radish, compost tea, Daniela Cruz Lezcano

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture