IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 10, October 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Tooba Haq, Niaz Ahmad, Razia Begum
Present study was aimed to determine the effect of herbal pharmaceutical solid waste compost on the growth, pod yield and nutritional value of okra. Compost was prepared by using herbal pharmaceutical solid waste in combination with cow manure under windrow composting technique. Three different doses i.e. 25, 37.5 and 50 kg Nha-1 were applied to okra crop. The experiment was arranged in a randomized complete block design with three replications. Growth, yield, mineral and vitamins of okra were assessed. The results showed that various treatments had significant effects on growth, yield and chemical composition of okra above the control plants in which no compost was applied but among three doses application of 50 kg Nha-1 herbal pharmaceutical solid waste compost significantly increased the growth, yield and level of minerals and vitamins.