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Title: Comparison of different control methods in the prevention of lettuce diseases
Authors: Marinkovic, Stasa
Supervisors: Vasilikiotis, Christos
Subjects LC: Dissertations, Academic
Organic farming
Lettuce - Diseases and pests
Weeds - Control
Keywords: Lettuce
Cultivation of lettuce
Organic agriculture
Precision agriculture
Organic lettuce production
Agricultural management
Pesticide effects
Disease control
Weed suppression
Impact of agriculture on the environment
Control of diseases
Chicken manure
Issue Date: 12-Jun-2023
Publisher: Perrotis College
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Abstract: An essential component of sustainable agriculture is organic fertilization. In this work, we sought to determine how combining chicken manure with PGPRs affected the development and yield of lettuce. At the American Farm School in Thessaloniki, Greece, we ran our experiment. Three distinct control methods—control, chicken dung, and chicken manure with PGPRs—were applied to each of the nine blocks. All techniques also included the use of cow dung. The goal of the research was to ascertain how different management strategies will affect lettuce output and growth. To find out whether using chicken manure with PGPRs was a successful way of disease prevention in lettuce production, we compared the incidence of diseases in the three different control methods. Our findings demonstrated that neither the application of chicken manure nor its combination with PGPRs had a negative impact on the health of the lettuce plants. No disease or illness was found in any of the lettuce plants throughout the testing. In comparison to the control group and the usage of only chicken dung, the PGPRs plus chicken manure combination produced better yields. In order to cultivate lettuce organically, employing chicken manure alone or in conjunction with PGPRs is a dependable and secure method. The results of this research are essential for farmers who want to boost field output while reducing their reliance on chemical fertilizers. According to our research, farmers might think about using chicken manure mixed with PGPRs as a natural fertilizing method for producing lettuce. To ascertain if the results apply to other crops and environmental situations, more studies should be conducted to evaluate how PGPR-containing chicken manure affects other crops. In order to lessen the risk of pathogen contamination, our research emphasizes the need for excellent hygiene and sanitation procedures. In order to evaluate the efficacy of their organic fertilization processes and make the necessary modifications, we also urge farmers to keep meticulous records of their fertilization activities.
Description: Includes bibliographical references, color photos, charts, and appendix.
BSc (Hons) in Enviromental Systems Management
Length: 45 pages
Type: Dissertation
Publication Status: Not published
Restrictions: All rights reserved
Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Language: en
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