EFFECT OF VERMICOMPOST ON ANTIOXIDANT LEVELS IN ANDROGRAPHIS PANICULATA
Publication Date : 31/03/2016
Vermicompost is usually a finely divided peat-like material with excellent structure, porosity, aeration, drainage and moisture holding capacity. It helps to process wastes simultaneously producing biofertilizers and proteins. The present study was carried out to find out the changes in the antioxidants levels in selected medicinal plant by the application of vermicompost and inorganic fertilizer at different time intervals (20, 40 and 60days). There is a significant (p<0.01) increase in the levels of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants at 60 days interval when compared to the control and inorganic fertilizer application. Inorganic fertilizer application caused the significant decrease in the antioxidants in the Andrographis paniculata No significant results are observed in the control without vermicompost.The result of vermicompost experiment indicated that application of vermicompost has positive effects on Andrographis paniculata and showed that the highest antioxidant levels compared with inorganic fertilizers.
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