HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 29 no. 1 (2019)

Agronomic Performance of Mungbean (Vigna Radiata) Using Vermiwash and Seed Inoculant




The increased and continued use of synthetic fertilizers greatly contributes to poor health of the soil that kills the beneficial microorganism present in the soil and negatively affects the health of the consumers. Hence, this study aims to determine the effects of vermiwash and seed inoculant on agronomic performance and yield quality of mungbean. The experiment was laid at in Randomized Complete Block Design at eight treatments and replicated three times. Result shows that the application of different concentration of vermiwash ables to influence the number of nodules per plant, pod length, number of seed per pod, five hundred seed weight, yield per hectare, and length of roots. Application of 100% vermiwash and 100% vermiwash + nutriplant SD is the most effective for root nodulation and achieving longer length of pods. In addition, 100% vermiwash + nutriplant SD can also improve the seed weight. On the other hand, 100% vermiwash also improved the yield per hectare, root length of mungbean and obtained also a higher ROI. Thus, 100% vermiwash as biofertilizer can improve the growth and yield performance of mungbean which can also produce higher income. It is recommended to utilize of 100% vermiwash as safe alternative, environmentally friendly and cost effective biofertilizers for mungbean production. This vermiwash also could be a good avenue in achieving good productivity for other legumes and other crop.