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Unformatted text preview: Hannah Miller BSC1005L Aubrey Sirmon 11/08/10 The Effects of Fertilizer on the Growth and Flower Production of Brassica Rapa Introduction Plants are dependent upon their environment and its factors. Sunlight, water and nutrients are critical in plant growth and will not survive otherwise. The plant used in this experiment was Brassica Rapa, commonly known as field mustard. My class and I wanted to test the effects of fertilizer on the plants growth and find measurements for height, and the amount of leaves and flowers present. I believed that since my plant received very little fertilizer, the remaining plants receiving the manure would grow taller and produce more leave and flowers. The plants receiving the substance would substantially grow taller than the plants without, proving the impact of fertilizer on plant growth. Week by week I tested this hypothesis and recorded my data to gain accurate results. Materials and Methods To obtain results, I was provided with a wet cotton 10 cm wick placed into 1 film canister with a small hole in the bottom, making sure that 7-8 cm extended through. The canister was filled up half way with potting soil. Since my plant was not receiving the fertilizer I did not need to look for the pellets and was able to view the soil directly. 2-3 Brassica Rapa seeds were pushed into for the pellets and was able to view the soil directly....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Spring '06 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '06