Effect of Anaerobically Digested Slurry of Cow Dung and Kitchen Waste on the Seed Quality in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.)


  • Namarta Gupta Seed Technology Center, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
  • Urmila Gupta School of Energy Studies for Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.


Cow dung slurry, Kitchen Waste Slurry, Okra


The present study was carried out to see the effect of anaerobically digested slurry of cow dung and kitchen waste on the seed quality parameters in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.). The seeds were treated with both cow dung slurry and kitchen waste slurry (100% and diluted to 50% with H2O) and kept for different time durations (6 hours and 18 hours). The seed germination was increased when the kitchen waste slurry was diluted to 50% and kept for 6 hours during daytime. Cow dung slurry when used as such (100%) for 6 hrs increased the percent seed germination and seedling length significantly thus increasing the seed vigour I and II.


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Gupta, N., & Gupta, U. (2011). Effect of Anaerobically Digested Slurry of Cow Dung and Kitchen Waste on the Seed Quality in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.). Advances in BioScience, 2(4), 158–160. Retrieved from https://journals.sospublication.co.in/ab/article/view/53