E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2024

Effect of Crude Oil Contaminated Soil on Productivity and Harvest of Mucuna Pruriens (Var Cochinchinesis) Fabacea

Author(s): Ogboeli Goodluck Prince, Nwankwoala HO, Ekineh Dorathy Richmond


Consequences of various concentrations of crude oil on productivity and harvest of Velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens), were investigated, namely the effects of contaminated soil with 0ml, 100ml, 200ml, 400ml, 800ml, and 1600ml of crude oil were investigated. The findings showed that M. pruriens' root, shoot, seedling length, number of leaves, and nodules were all significantly (p 0.05) impacted by oil-contaminated soil. Additionally, the oil-contaminated soil had a significant (p0.05) impact on the fresh and dry weight of M. pruriens seedlings. Most of the growth parameters had mean values that were greater for the control soil and gradually fell for soils treated with 100 to 1600 milliliters of crude oil. With an increase in oil-contaminated soil concentrations, a significant decline in the seedling growth parameter of M. pruriens was seen. In general, the soil with the highest concentration of crude oil pollution showed a greater percentage of loss in most growth indices than the controlling comparison to garden soil treated as the control, leaf number and total seedling dry weight were significantly decreased in soil treated with 100ml, 200ml, 400ml, 800ml, and 1600ml of oil. With increasing concentrations of oil pollution treatment, M. pruriens seedling tolerance also reduced.

Keywords: Growth, Crude Oil, Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Bean), Soil

Pages: 517-522

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