African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6691

Full Length Research Paper

Production of yellow passion fruit seedlings on substrates with different organic compounds

Adailza Guilherme Cavalcante
  • Adailza Guilherme Cavalcante
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Centro de Ciências Agrárias (CCA), Brazil.
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Raunira da Costa Araújo
  • Raunira da Costa Araújo
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Centro Ciências Humanas, Sociais e Agrárias (CCHSA), Brazil.
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Alian Cássio Pereira Cavalcante
  • Alian Cássio Pereira Cavalcante
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Centro de Ciências Agrárias (CCA), Brazil.
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Alex da Silva Barbosa
  • Alex da Silva Barbosa
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Centro Ciências Humanas, Sociais e Agrárias (CCHSA), Brazil.
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Manoel Alexandre Diniz Neto
  • Manoel Alexandre Diniz Neto
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Centro Ciências Humanas, Sociais e Agrárias (CCHSA), Brazil.
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Bruno Ferreira Matos
  • Bruno Ferreira Matos
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Centro Ciências Humanas, Sociais e Agrárias (CCHSA), Brazil.
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Daivyd Silva de Oliveira
  • Daivyd Silva de Oliveira
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Centro de Ciências Agrárias (CCA), Brazil.
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José Flávio Cardoso Zuza
  • José Flávio Cardoso Zuza
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Centro Ciências Humanas, Sociais e Agrárias (CCHSA), Brazil.
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  •  Received: 29 December 2015
  •  Accepted: 01 March 2016
  •  Published: 24 March 2016

Abstract

The production of passion fruit seedlings constitutes one of the important stages of the production system and the importance of substrate for the seedlings growth and plant performance in the field. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of different composting organic wastes in the substrate composition for production of yellow passion fruit seedlings. The experiment had been conducted in the Centre of Human, Social and Agricultural Sciences at The Federal University of Paraíba. The experimental design was randomized block design, with six treatments, goat composite + soil (CCP+S), poultry composite + soil (AC+S), bovine composite + soil (CB+S), rabbit composite + soil (CCO+S), earthworm humus + soil (MH + S), and soil (S) and S in the ratio of 2:1 (v/v) and five repetitions. Emergency speed index, emergency percentage, stem diameter, seedling height, leaf number, root length, fresh root mass, shoots fresh mass, total of fresh mass, dry mass of root, dry mass of branches, total dry mass, chlorophyll a, b and total, and Dickson quality index were assessed. The compounds in the constitution of substrates exerted significant effect on the characteristics evaluated in the passion fruit, which may be related to the availability of nutrients to the substrate. The substrates containing CCP+S and CCO+S provided better growth, chlorophyll contents and quality of “Serra” yellow passion fruit seedlings.

Key words: Initial growth, Passiflora edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Deg., waste reuse, chlorophyll indexes.