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ABSTRACT: Today, we observe that many farmers have difficulties in buying commercial fertilizers. The researcher made this project for every farmers to know that mango fertilizer can also be an alternative fertilizer. Mango leaves is a fertilizer which is safe, affordable and environmentalfriendly. The researcher apply this to a pechay and know the differences in putting this fertilizer. In my test, we observed that the time is not constant in growing of the plants. The researcher use the pechay plant so that we could save more time. The researcher used 500grams of mango leaves, mortar and pestle,and a mixer. Then, the reseacher get the 500grams of mango leaves and cut into pieces and mix it to a water. After that is put in the soil which the pechay has planted. The reseacher recommend to the future investigators who would like to conduct this study to make a wider research about mango. Itschemical content and how would it effect to the other plant.

Chapter 1 Introduction BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY: Many of us now, are having low rate of harvesting crops due to some problems. It was so delicate for us, consumers, if we will have nothing to get on. Fertilizers, which is specifically organic fertilizers are officially needed by farmers. In fertilizer using this dried mango leaves, it may open the way to more successful work and improving our economy.As we all know, that mango is the most popular fruit of the tropics and is called "The King of Asiatic Fruits". It is regarded as a valuable item of diet and a household remedy. The mango is a fleshy drupe, variable in size and shape, with varying mixtures of green , yellow, and red colors.The leaves contain the glucoside, mangiferine. In India, cows were formerly fed mango leaves to obtain their urine euxanthic acid which is rich yellow and has been used as a dye. In other words the solid waste of the cow became a fertilizer and we know that this cow have eaten those dried leaves. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: This study tries to find out if the mango dried leaves are effective as an organic fertilizers. It also states of whats the difference between this organic fertilizers to those commercial fertilizers and other known organic fertilizers.Specifically, it will try to answer the following questions:1.) Is this an effective organic fertilizer?2.) Is there any side effects to the soil to where it applies?3)What are the advantages and disadvantages to this studies?4)what is the different between this mango dried leaves as an organic fertilizer to those commercial fertilizers?5)what kind of content does it has, that was so effective as an organic fertilizer? HYPOTHESIS: This study may able to relate in dried mango leaves as an alternative organic fertilizer. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY:

This study is significant in the sense that the researcher can find various uses of dried mango leaves as organic fertilizer. As we heard the words, "organic fertilizer", we have an idea that it is more cheaper to buy. It also meant that it is environmental-friendly. it has no side effects and cannot harm people that surrounds on it. Getting to know this study, is so affordable rather than those expensive fertilizer. SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS: This study is limited only in determining the effect of the content of the dried mango leaves on the soil , and to be a fertile soil on which I chose to investigate. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS: Glucoside-is a glycoside that is driven from glucose. Mangiferine-one of the most celebrated of tropical fruits, and it is a matter of astonishment to many, that the luscious mango, Mangifera india L. Mango-deep rooted, symmetrical evergreens that attain heights of 90ft and widths of 80ft. And can be eaten raw as a dessert fruit or processed to various products. Mango leaves-contain the glucoside, mangiferine. CHAPTER 2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE Mango leaves are alternately arranged, lancedate (long and narrow) shaped, 6 to 16 inches in length, and the leathery in texture. The leaves are pinkish, amber, or pale green-colored when young and become dark green at maturity. This mango leaves are anti-asthmatic, antiseptic, antiviral, cardiotonic, emetic, expectorant, hypotensive and laxative. it has the content which composed of: moisture 78.2%; protein 3.0% ;fat 0.4%;carbohydrates 16.5%; fiber1.6%; ash 1.9%; calcium 29mg/100g; phosphorus 72mg; iron6.2mg; Vitamin A(carotene)1,490I.U.; thiamine0.04mg; riboflavin0.06mg; niacin2.2mg; ascorbic acid 53mg/100g. When used in reference to fertilizers, the word organic generally means that the nutrients contained in that product are derived solely from the remains or by-product of an organism. When packaged as fertilizers, organic products have the fertilizer ratio stated on the packaged label. Some organic fertilizer are high in one of the three major nutrients9 nitrogen, phosphorus or potash) but low or zero in the other two. a few organic fertilizer products can be purchased"fortified" for a higher nutrient analysis. Organic fertilizer depend on soil organisms to break them down to release nutrients; therefore, most are effective when soil is moist and warm enough for the organisms to be active. Nutrient release by micro bial activity, in general, occurs over a fairly long period of time. Variations in leas nitrogen concentration per unit mass(Nm) and per unit are(Na), mass-toarea(Ma), total non-constructural carbohydrates(ta), and photosynthetic capacity(maximum carboxylation rate, electron transport capacity, rate of phosphate release in the triose phosphate utilization and dark respiration rate) were studied within the digitized crowns of two 3-year-old mango trees(Mangifera indica L.) on La Reunion Island. So as what has stated that it has a low phosphorus, zero potash and nitrogen concentration, and this may tell us that it is an effective study. CHAPTER 3 METHODOLY Materials: mortar and pestle 500 grams of mango leaves 1 tablespoon of water

mixer variety of soil(loam soil) Procedure: The reseacher gather all the main materials as what has stated above. First, the reseacher pound a 500grams of mango leaves through using the mortar and pestle. make sure that it has been totally pound so that the nutrients will be absorb by the plants. After pounding you may add a tablespoon of water and mix it vey well. You may wait for a minute to mix the nutrients on it. After awhile you may try it to pechay plant which is planted to a loam soil and observe it for 57days and you may see the appearance of a small evidence that it is effective because it grown. CHAPTER 4 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION In this chapter, the results and data gathered after the experiment are shown through tables. I used pechay plant for my experiment. POT A Week Height Width 1 2cm 0.9cm 2 4.5cm 2.3cm 3 8cm 4.2cm 4 10.9cm 7.1cm POT B Week Height Width 1 2.2cm 1.4cm 2 5.0cm 2.6cm 3 9.2cm 4.7cm 4 11.3cm 7.8cm POT C Week Height Width 1 2.1cm 1.2cm 2 4.8cm 2.4cm 3 8.8cm 4.5cm 4 11cm 7.5cm

POT A-WITHOUT A FERTILIZER POT B-WITH COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER POT C- WITH MANGO LEAVES FERTILIZER In this table, there is a big difference in ach pot. As I observe that there's a slight improvement if we use a mango leaves fertilizer though the commercial one is more applicable. But then, the mango leaves fertilizer is cheaper than the commercial fertilizer. It is also environmental-friendly compared to others. CHAPTER 5 Conclusion: I conclude that my investigatory project which is "Mango leaves as an organic fertilizer" is advisable and the more you can save because it is cheaper than the other. Recommendation: I recommend this to all farmers who can't afford the commercial fertilizer and the more they could save money. BIBLIOGRAPHY http://ext.edu/departments/fertilizer/jan89pr6.html http://www.extento.hawaii.edu/kbase/crop/crops/imango.htm http://www.mdidea.com/products/herbextract/mangiferin/data.html

PICTURES A B C Pechay plant Mango Leaves fertilizer