Effects of spent lubricating oil on the growth of Capsicum annum L. and Lycopersicon esculentum Miller.

@article{Anoliefo1995EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of spent lubricating oil on the growth of Capsicum annum L. and Lycopersicon esculentum Miller.},
  author={Geoffrey O Anoliefo and D E Vwioko},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={1995},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={361-4}
}
Susceptibility of the hot pepper (Capsicum annum L.) and the tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Miller) to spent lubricating oil was investigated in soils supplemented with concentrations of oil ranging from 1-5% w/w. Treatment of soil with 4 and 5% spent oil consistently inhibited germination of both crops. Eighty-four days after sowing, the mean height and leaf area of C. annum in soil treated with 3% spent oil gave the lowest values. These were 3.14 +/- 0.6 cm and 0.24 +/- 0.01 cm(2) compared… CONTINUE READING