The Response of Grain Legumes to Vermicompost at Germination and Seedling Stages

Ceritoglu M., Erman M., Ceritoglu F., Bektas H.

LEGUME RESEARCH, vol.44, no.8, pp.936-941, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.18805/lr-610
  • Journal Name: LEGUME RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.936-941
  • Keywords: Dry matter accumulation, Germination, Humic substances, Organic manure, Pulses, Vermicast, SOIL, EMERGENCE, COMPOST, CROPS, PH, L.
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Background: The importance of organic fertilizers in agricultural production has increased due to the negative effects of intensive chemical fertilizer use on soil, the environment and human health. Vermicompost, as a rich organic fertilizer and soil amendment material, maybe a viable alternative to chemical fertilizers. While a low concentration of vermicompost has a promotive effect on growth, it may lead to inhibition of germination and seedling growth. Therefore, this study aimed to find appropriate dose ranges for vermicompost application.