MEDIA AMENDED WITH BROILER LITTER COMPOST DID NOT AFFECT POINSETTIA GROWTH

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Organic wastes have the potential to contaminate ground and surface water supplies when overused in agronomic crop production. Poultry manure contains organic N and can be composted and partially substitute for fertilizer or peatmoss in plant production. Our objective was to determine the effects on growth of poinsettias `Freedom' and `Supjibi Red' grown in media amended with broiler litter compost (BLC). Media were developed to resemble a commercial peat-lite medium by blending BLC, peatmoss, and perlite, by volume (BLC: peat: perlite) at 1:3:4, 2:2:4, 3:1:4, and 4:0:4. Plant height, growth indices, number of fully developed bracts, and visual marketability rating were not affected by adding BLC to the media.

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