Application of Black Sea Sapropelles as Amendment by Growing of Vegetable Crop Seedlings

1 Agricultural University, Dept. of General Chemistry, BG – 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 University of Forestry, BG – 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria


NIKOLOV, N. and N. SHABAN, 2011. Application of Black Sea sapropelles as amendment by growing of vegetable crop seedlings. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 17: 167-172

A study was made on the effect of application of sapropelles as an amendment for vegetable crops. The median results obtained from two years pot plant experiments was shown that in an amount 0.2% - 0.6%, sapropelles improve the growing of seedlings by the vegetable crops tomatoes, paprika and eggplant (a number of leaves, a height and width of the central stem) by the used substrate Vertisol-manure mixture.

Key words: sapropelles, natural fertilizer, tomatoes, paprika, eggplant, Vertisol
Abbreviations: LSH - limited soil hygroscopy; V.C. - variety coefficient

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