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Title: Different nursery growing systems and growth media improved germination and seedling growth of fever tea (Lippia javanica)
Authors: Ignatius Chagonda
Paul Chaibva
Nigel Ntini
Munyaradzi Gwazane
Blessing Ndau
Wonder Ngezimana
Taurira Mtaita
Moses Mutetwa
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Midlands State University P. Bag 9055, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Midlands State University P. Bag 9055, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Midlands State University P. Bag 9055, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Midlands State University P. Bag 9055, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Department of Land and Water Resources Management, Midlands State University P. Bag 9055, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Department of Horticulture Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology P.O. Box 35, Marondera, Zimbabwe
Department of Agricultural Sciences College of Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources P.O. Box 1320, Old Mutare, Zimbabwe
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Midlands State University P. Bag 9055, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Keywords: Fever tea ( Lippia javanica )
herb
nursery
growing system
growth media
float tray
conventional system
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Scientific Route OÜ
Abstract: An experiment was set up in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) t o examine the inf luence of nursery growing methods and growth medium on fever, tea germination, and seedling development. Two nursery growth methods (Conventional-CON and Float tray system FTs) and six different growing medium (pine bark, peat moss, coco peat, vermiculite, sand, and cattle manure) were used. ANOVA was used to compare treatment means, and means were separated using the Least Significant Difference (LSD) at a 5 % s ignificance level. The nursery growing method and growth material exhibited a strong interaction regarding the germination index, germination percentage, seedling height, leaf area, root length, density, and final crop stand. The f loat tray approach yielded the greatest germination index for peat moss and the lowest for cattle manure. In the f loat tray method, peat moss and coco peat had the highest germination percentages, whereas cattle manure h ad the lowest. Under the f loat tray technique, the tallest seedlings emerged in peat moss and the smallest in coco peat. Peat moss had the most leaf area in the f loat tray system, whereas coco peat had the least in the conventional technique. Peat moss in the f loat tray system had the highest root length density w hile coco peat in the conventional technique had the lowest. Peat moss in the f loat tray system had the highest final crop stand, whereas seedlings in the conventional and f loat tray systems had nothing. based on the findings, it is recommended that fever tea seedlings be grown on peat moss using the f loat tray method
URI: https://cris.library.msu.ac.zw//handle/11408/6144
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