Effects of Organic and Synthetic Fertilizers on Okra Plant (Abelmoschus Esculentus)

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ABSTRACT

This investigatory project was conducted to test the effectivity of organic and synthetic fertilizers when apply on okra plant. It also aims to test whether, which is better to use between the two fertilizers. In order to conduct the study, we have used okra seeds, polyethylene bag, and dried leaves as organic fertilizer, synthetic fertilizer, synthetic fertilizer, and natural soil. We have planted each polyethylene bag with 3 seeds of okra, labeled it as Setup A (Organic fertilizer), Setup B (Synthetic Fertilizer), And Setup C (Control Experiment). Then, we observed the changes in the plant for 3 weeks. After several weeks, we observed some changes in the plant like the increasing number of its height and leaves. We therefore conclude, that the synthetic fertilizer is better to use than organic fertilizer because it provides faster growth of the plant. But, it is very expensive. Some farmers, especially the poor ones and suffering from financial problems cannot afford this kind of fertilizer. It is also dangerous and harmful to the health of the farmers because of its chemical content.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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I. INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………..

A.Background of the Study…………………………………………………. B.Statement of the Problems and Objectives……………………………….. C.Significance of the Study…………………………………………………. D.Scope and Limitations……………………………………………………. E.Definition of Terms………………………………………………………. F.Review of Related Literature and Studies…………………………………

II. METHODOLOGY…………………………………………………………………..

A.Materials and Equipment…………………………………………………. B.Treatment and General Procedure………………………………………… B1. Soil Analysis and Preparation………………………………………… B2. Preparation of the Garden Site………………………………………... B3. Planting and Application of the Fertilizers……………………………

III. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION……………………………………………

A.Findings…………………………………………………………………… B.Analysis Of Data…………………………………………………………..

IV. CONCLUSIONS……………………………………………………………. A.Summary………………………………………………………………….. B.Conclusion………………………………………………………………... C.Recommendations………………………………………………………… V. BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………………………… VI. APPENDICES………………………………………………………………

Chapter I
INTRODUCTION

A. Background of the Study

With the high demand of vegetables as substitute for meat and poultry products because of its very expensive and increasing price and because of the poor economy of our country, cheap vegetables are needed. Cheap but with high-nutrient-content vegetables are also needed as a source of income. Ladies fingers, Abelmoschus esculentus, and locally known as okra plant is one of the cheapest but with high nutrient content vegetable in our country. It can grow easily and has a long life span. It can live for months. You can plant it in your backyard and harvest it in a shorter possible time compared to other vegetables. In planting okra plant, a farmer would need fertilizer to make the plant healthier and grow faster. There are two types of fertilizer: the organic fertilizers and the synthetic/inorganic fertilizers. The organic fertilizers originate in plants, animals, or minerals and include compost, seaweed and ground bone. The synthetic/inorganic fertilizers are concentrated salt or minerals; some of which are produced as by-products of petroleum production. B. Statement of the Problem and Objectives

The investigatory project was conducted to the test the effectivity of organic and synthetic fertilizers when applied to okra plant (Abelmuschus esculentus). As what we have also observed, farmers were confused whether what is better and effective to use between organic and synthetic fertilizers. The effectivity of the fertilizers include the: how healthy the vegetables are and how fast do these vegetables grow. Generally, the reason why we conducted this study is to know and discover what is better to use: the organic or the synthetic fertilizer? The study also aims:

1)To know the effects of applying organic...
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