Effect of Bokashi Leachate Application on Maize (Zea mays L.) Crops

  • Mohd Akmal Shafiq Buang Politeknik Jeli

Abstract

The objectives of the studies are to produce a Bokashi leachate from kitchen waste and to study the effect of Bokashi leachate application on maize (Zea mays L.) crops. Bokashi leachate is a by-product from Bokashi composting process which takes places in anaerobic condition for two weeks. Bokashi leachate is then applied on maize crops by using foliar technique. There are four treatments with five replications. Treatment 1 (T1) was control, Treatment 2 (T2) was treated with 10:1000ml Bokashi leachate, Treatment 3 (T3) was treated with 20:1000ml Bokashi leachate and Treatment 4 (T4) was treated with 30:1000ml Bokashi leachate. The treatments were applied on weekly basis. Five parameters were measured in this study; they are number of leaves, height of stem, diameters of stem, length of leaves, and width of leaves. The objectives of this study are achieved. Treatment 4 (T4) showed the best performance among all the other treatments in term of diameters of stem (9.2 cm), length of leaves (70.4 cm) and number of leaves (11.0 leave). Bokashi leachate is proven to have effect on maize plant. It shows the differences in enlargement on maize plant on every treatment with the use of Bokashi leachate except treatment 1, T1 (controlled).  Application of Bokashi leachate is recommended to be applied on maize crop by using rate of 30:1000ml on weekly basis for optimum production.

Published
2019-11-26
How to Cite
BUANG, Mohd Akmal Shafiq. Effect of Bokashi Leachate Application on Maize (Zea mays L.) Crops. Politeknik & Kolej Komuniti Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 105-111, nov. 2019. ISSN 0128-2875. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/PMJSSH/article/view/7323>. Date accessed: 26 july 2024.