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de Paiva E.P.,Rural University | Maia S.S.S.,Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development | Cunha C.S.M.,Rua Pedro Velho | Coelho M.F.B.,University da Integracao Internacional Lusofonia Afro Brasileira | da Silva F.N.,University da Integracao Internacional Lusofonia Afro Brasileira
Revista Caatinga | Year: 2011

Basil is a medicinal aromatic plant of the Lamiaceae family, it is rich in essential oils with high industrial interest. The present work to verify the production of basil plants, from different sources and combinations of substrates. The study was conducted in greenhouse Sector, Department of Soil Environmental Science, Federal Rural University of the Semi-Arid (UFERSA) in May 2010. Basil seedlings were grown from seeds from plants on the campus of UFERSA. The experimental design was randomized blocks representing five treatments and four replicates of 10 seedlings per plot. The treatments employed arisco, sand, cattle manure and earthworm castings in different combinations. Features diameter, leaf number, shoot length and root dry mass of shoots and roots were evaluated thirty days after sowing. It was found that adding cattle manure in the compositions of the substrates was increased growth and development of seedlings. In the production of seedlings of basil is recommended mixture of substrates containing cattle manure, sand and arisco in the ratio 1:1:1. Source

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