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Conjuctive use of compost tea and inorganic fertiliser on the growth, yield and terpenoid content of Centella asiatica (L.) urban.


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Siddiquia, Yasmeen and M. Islam, Tajul and Naidu, Yuvarani and Meon, Sariah (2011) Conjuctive use of compost tea and inorganic fertiliser on the growth, yield and terpenoid content of Centella asiatica (L.) urban. Scientia Horticulturae, 130 (1). pp. 289-295. ISSN 0304-4238

Abstract

The conjunctive use of a compost tea (CT) and an inorganic fertiliser (NPK) on the growth, yield and terpenoid content of Centella asiatica (L.) urban was evaluated. CT and NPK applied at half the recommended concentration resulted in the significant enhancement of vegetative growth, yield and antioxidant content. The synergistic effect of CT50 and NPK50 was highly pronounced on the bioactive components Asiatic acid, madecassoside and asiaticoside. The distribution of the total antioxidants was highest in roots (80%), followed by leaves (66%) and petioles (54%). There was a strong positive correlation (r = 0.990) between fertility and total antioxidant content, suggesting an enhanced synthesis of bioactive components resulting from the treatment. This response by C. asiatica to the integrated experimental treatment suggests a viable option for the commercial cultivation of the herb. Augmenting the vegetative biomass production and bioactive components will increase the availability of this medicinal herb for the treatment of various human ailments.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2011.05.043
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Antioxidant; Asiatic acid; Asiaticoside; Centella asiatica; Organic fertilizer.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2013 08:22
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2016 02:44
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23639
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