INFLUENCE OF SEAWEED LIQUID FERTILIZER OF CAULERPA PELTATA LAMOUR (GREEN SEAWEED) ON PENNISETUM GLAUCUM (L.) R.Br., IN IDINTHAKARAI TAMIL NADU INDIA
The present study was aimed to explore the influence of Seaweed Liquid Fertilizer of Caulerpa peltata Lamouron seed germination, shoot length, root length, biochemicals and pigment content of Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br. collected from Idinthakarai in the south east coast of Tamil Nadu, India. The Seaweed Liquid Fertilizer made using Caulerpa peltata Lamour was observed to have the positive effect on the shoot and root length of Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br. The biochemicals such as total carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, phenols, chlorophylls and carotenoids were increased when Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.treated up to 10% of Seaweed Liquid Fertilizer. The seed germination, shoot length, root length, biochemical and pigment content were high in 10% SLF. From the study, it was concluded that Caulerpa peltata Lamour can be used as biofertilizer for the growth of Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.