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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 3

Different growth parameters of Kai-lan as influenced by planting media at harvest (5 weeks after transplanting).

FW (g/plant)
Root FW
DW (g/plant)
Root DW
Root length
Leaf area
SPAD value

100% SMW0.11d0.48d0.02c0.02c6.8e2.4d14.8b
100% PM19.16a2.90a5.66a0.29a14.6a303a42.4a
1 : 1 (SMW : PM)0.11d0.49d0.02c0.02c8.7ce2.8d17.8b
1 : 2 (SMW : PM)0.17d0.37d0.03c0.02c9.8bd2.4d19.8b
2 : 1 (SMW : PM)0.12d0.36d0.02c0.02c8.2de2.6d13.1b
1 : 1 (SMW : PM) + NPK11.30bc1.47bc3.01b0.16ab11.3bc181bc50.1a
1 : 2 (SMW : PM) + NPK15.86ab1.86b3.39b0.18ab11.7b250ab50.8a
2 : 1 (SMW : PM) + NPK8.52c1.03cd2.20b0.08bc10.1bd156c44.7a

SMW: spent mushroom waste; PM: peat moss; NPK: inorganic fertilizer at 18 g/pot; FW: Fresh weight of plant; DW: Dry weight of plant.
Means with the same letter within the same column are not significantly different ( ) according to Least Significant Different (LSD) test.

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