Comparing the growth of the eggplant in different agricultural medium
Organization(s):Umm Klthoom bint Uqba
Student(s):Maladh Al Maimani Adhari Al Balushi
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher(s):Amira Salim
Contributors:T. Afrah Al-Khumsiah T. Aisha Al Baloushi Engineer / Nasser Al-Wahaibi
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Land Cover Classification, Green-Up / Green-Down
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Our research aims to exploit natural resources in the agricultural production process and find different agricultural mediums that replace the soil due to the presence of the problems that it suffers from, such as salinization of the soil. We have prepared three questions to answer them through experiments and research studies and they are as follows:
How can the regular direct soil be replaced with agricultural mediums? What are the problems that farmers face when planting directly on the soil? And what are the results of using other agricultural mediums as a substitute for soil?
And we used the ground cover protocol to carry out studies on eggplant. which we distributed over five pots containing different agricultural mediums: (pitmos, sawdust, palm fronds, valley soil, and valley soil mixture with pitmos) and we monitored their growth weekly for four Weeks until we concluded that the pitmos are the best agricultural medium for their high porosity, which allows gases to reach the roots, as it contains large proportions of organic materials. We also found that sawdust and palm fronds are the least preferred mediums even though they have been sprinkled with water. and while we were doing this, we faced the problem of the erosion of the leaves and it was solved by boiling neem leaf, and finally we recommend farmers to use pitmos and valley soils, especially in areas where there is a problem of salinization or other problems.
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