Vermicompost concentration (%) GI (%) Root length (cm) Shoot length (cm)
Control (0) 60 4.6  ±  0.30 5.2  ±  0.10*
DS3(20) 80 4.2  ±  0.31 6.2  ±  0.20*
DS3(40) 75 4.4  ±  0.21 5.1  ±  0.10*
DS3(60) 60 3.9  ±  0.10* 4.4  ±  0.12*
DS3(80) 58 3.8  ±  0.13* 4.4  ±  0.14
DS3(100) 50 3.4  ±  0.12* 4.2  ±  0.13*
DS4 (20) 90 4.6  ±  0.21 5.4  ±  0.10
DS4(40) 85 3.4  ±  0.10* 5.8  ±  0.12*
DS4 (60) 80 3.1  ±  0.10* 4.4  ±  0.13
DS4 (80) 70 3.2  ±  0.21* 4.2  ±  0.10
DS4 (100) 60 3.1  ±  0.10* 4.1  ±  0.12*
Table 4: Effect of vermicompost DS3 and DS4 amended soil on germination of soybean seed; All values are mean (n=3) ± S.D.;
*Significant (P<0.001)