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Effect of Compost and NPK on Tobaccocrop at different research stations of Pakistan Tobacco Company

Author Affiliations

  • 1University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan and Lahore Compost Pvt. Ltd, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 2Lahore Compost Pvt. Ltd, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 3University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (8), Pages 69-71, August,10 (2016)

Abstract

Tobacco crop has a wide commercial value. Different techniques have been used to improve the crop yield of tobacco. This study was designed by emphasis on the comparison of 100% NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium) with 30% compost and 70% NPK mixture used to grow tobacco. The compost used as soil conditioner. The results indicated that the best yields were obtained in the experimental trial which had compost and NPK. The nicotine percentage was below 2.5 and total sugar percentage was above 10 in all experimental trial.

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