The Potential of Young Mango Peelings as Organic Fertilizer to Tomato Plants.

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CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION

This study focuses on the determining the potential of using fermented young mango peelings as organic fertilizer. This part discusses the introduction about this study.

Background of the Study

Nowadays, different commercial fertilizers are being sold in different stores throughout the country but some of these fertilizers cause a lot of side effects to the plant wherein it is being applied. When the fruits of that certain plant will be eaten by people, some bad effects might occur. That is the reason of making this study to produce an organic fertilizer which will be cheaper and not cause any harm to anything.

As people have observed, commercial fertilizers are being made with some chemicals that are harmful and sometimes can be poisonous. Some farmers also used fertilizers containing GMO (Genetically modified organism) to make their crops bigger and produce a large number of the crops. This leads to crops that are contaminated with harmful substances.

This study uses young mango peelings because of its availability and also to have such used of the peeling and not throw it immediately.

This study is conducted to test the efficiency of fermented young mango peeling as fertilizer in enhancing the growth of tomato plant.

Statement of the Problem

The problem of this study is to determine the efficiency of using fermented young mango peelings as organic fertilizer to enhance the growth of tomato plant.

Statement of the Hypothesis

Null Hypothesis: There is no significant difference between the heights of tomato plants treated with commercial organic fertilizer and those treated with the fermented young mango peelings fertilizer on the growth of tomato plant.

Alternative Hypothesis: There is a significant difference between the heights of tomato plants treated with commercial organic fertilizer and those treated with the fermented young mango peelings fertilizer on the growth of tomato plant.

Significance of the Study

As the researcher have observed, people just throw young mango peelings after eating the fruit without knowing if the peelings can still be used for another product. This study will utilize the young mango peelings to make an organic fertilizer for enhancing the growth of plants specifically tomato. The researcher will help lessen the garbage from the peelings and be able to help farmers used this fertilizer that is not harmful to plants.

Scope and Limitation

The study focuses on the growth of tomato plant with fermented young mango peelings fertilizer in terms of height. This study will be conducted in the residence of the researcher in Purok 5 Brgy.22 Bading, Butuan City. The study will be done from the month of August until September if possible. The variables and other materials will be purchase from the market. The experiment will consist of three trials. In each trial, there are 2 treatments and in each treatment are ten replicates. Treatment A will be the tomato plant treated with fermented young mango peelings fertilizer while Treatment B is the tomato plant with commercial fertilizer which was bought from the public market.

Conceptual Framework

Increase the height of the tomato plants
Amount of fermented young mango peelings (FYMP) fertilizer

Tomato Plant

Definition of Terms

1.Fermentation- the process of deriving energy from the oxidation of organic compound. 2.Organic Fertilizers- are naturally occurring fertilizer.
3.Young mango peelings- the outer layer from a young mango and the main variable this study will use. 4.Commercial Fertilizers- are fertilizers that sometimes made from chemicals and some of these are harmful, 5.Tomato plant- is a plant which bears the edible and typically red fruit. The fruit is rich in lycopene, which may have beneficial health effects. 6.Peelings- outer layer of any fruit.

7.Crops- group of plants grown by people...
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