Vol. 3 No. 1 (2024): The QUEST: Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

Assessment of the Growth and Yield of Radish (Raphanus sativus) under the Influence Varying Levels of Vermicast

Melissa Medina
Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology

Published 03/28/2024


  • vermicast,
  • income,
  • yield,
  • radish,
  • farming

How to Cite

Medina, M. (2024). Assessment of the Growth and Yield of Radish (Raphanus sativus) under the Influence Varying Levels of Vermicast. The QUEST: Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.60008/thequest.v3i1.136


The study was to determine the influence of different volumes of Vermicast on the growth performance of radish. The treatments comprised different quantities of Vermicast – IF, Vermi-2T, Vermi-4T, Vermi-6T, and Vermi-0T. This study implemented a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) comprising three (3) blocks and five (5) treatments. The research was conducted at the Gabaldon Campus of Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, located in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija.

In terms of growth, Vermi-4T has the longest length of leaves and the highest number of leaves, while Vermi-2T has the shortest number of days to maturity. In terms of yield performance of radish, the result showed that Vermi-2T produces the longest length of tuberous root, while Vermi-6T results in the largest diameter of the tuberous root, the highest weight of marketable, and the highest average yield per hectare. Furthermore, Vermi-0 obtained the highest weight of non-marketable tuberous root. On the other hand, the simple costs and return analysis showed that Vermi-6T obtained the highest net income of Php 232,725.47/ha.

Utilizing vermiculture as an additional organic fertilizer enhances the weight of tuberous roots but does not greatly improve the length of leaves and roots. Application of Vermi-6T of vermicast along with inorganic fertilizer results in the best net revenue.

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