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Research Article

Spent Mushroom Waste as a Media Replacement for Peat Moss in Kai-Lan (Brassica oleracea var. Alboglabra) Production

Table 2

Plant height (cm) and number of leaves/plant of Kai-lan as influenced by planting media at different growth stages.

MediaPlant height (cm)No. of leaves/plant
1 WAT3 WAT5 WAT1 WAT3 WAT5 WAT

100% SMW5.0b4.5c5.1d3.8ab1.7c1.9c
100% PM6.5a17.0a22.7a3.9a5.7a7.0a
1 : 1 (SMW : PM)4.7b5.0c5.0d3.3bc1.8c1.8c
1 : 2 (SMW : PM)5.5ab5.4c5.8d3.2bc1.9c1.9c
2 : 1 (SMW : PM)5.0b5.2c5.0d3.0c1.7c1.5c
1 : 1 (SMW : PM) + NPK5.5ab10.1b17.5bc3.9a4.4b6.3a
1 : 2 (SMW : PM) + NPK5.5ab12.2b20.6ab4.0a4.3b6.4a
2 : 1 (SMW : PM) + NPK5.2b10.7b16.8c3.5abc4.1b6.1a

SMW: spent mushroom waste; PM: peat moss; NPK: inorganic fertilizer at 18 g/pot; WAT: week after transplanting.
Means with the same letter within the same column are not significantly different ( ) according to Least Significant Different (LSD) test.

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