Enhanced Agronomic Efficiency in Pechay Using a Humate Soil Conditioner
One of the most critical concerns in crop production is fertilizer-use efficiency. Hyperkompost, a potassium humate soil conditioner rich in humic acid, nitrogen, and potassium content, is a plant growth promotant for various crops that can be applied as a foliar and drenched amendment to enhance crop productivity. In this study, this humic acid-based product was evaluated for its potential in enhancing agronomic efficiency in pechay under farmer's field conditions. The experiment followed a randomized complete block design with three replications. Inorganic fertilizer was initially applied basally during seed sowing while the humates were drenched on standing crops at different time intervals. The study revealed that Hyperkompost Soil Conditioner was able to enhance pechay production in terms of total fresh yield, plant height, leaf length, leaf width, and the number of leaves. The plants treated with one dose of inorganic fertilizer recommended rate (rr) and one dose rr of Hyperkompost Soil Conditioner can significantly improve the yield and quality of pechay. In terms of its feasibility in pechay production, one dose of Hyperkompost Soil Conditioner at 20g per 16-liter water is highly recommended to obtain the highest possible income.
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