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The effect of decaffeinated coffee as fertilizer in the product yield of mung beans (Vigna radiata).


Christian Joy Bendanillo,
Sheena Mae Estorco,
Francis James Flores,
Cyrus Leus Paz,
Raeselle Resurreccion,
Vitaliano Fernandez

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College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Biology - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Publication Date
March 2019


   The study evaluated the effect of decaffeinated coffee on the product yield of mung beans (Vigna radiata). The Study used sixty (60) pots that were filled with sterilized soil. 2-3 mung beans were planted in very pot and were allowed to grow and germinate. There were six (6) groups with ten (10) pots per group. Four (4) of the six groups were experimental: One (1) teaspoon of decaffeinated coffee fertilizer; two (2) teaspoons of decaffeinated coffee; one teaspoon of decaffeinated coffee and one teaspoon of NPK fertilizer; two teaspoons of decaffeinated coffee and two teaspoons of NPK fertilizer .The study was conducted within the residence of the researcher member in Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.The pods were later then collected and weighed using a triple beam balance and the data were recorded using the data sheet.

   It was presented in the results that there is no significant effect in the yield of Vigna radiata. From the negative control group, it gave a mean weight of 0.55 0.49; while the 1 and 2 teaspoon of decaffeinated coffee only had means of only 0.81 0.89 and 0.92 0.87 respectively. and the 1 teaspoon 14-14-14 fertilizer with 1 teaspoon of decaffeinated coffee and 2 teaspoon 14-14-14 with 2 teaspoon of decaffeinated coffee had value of 1.01 0.82 and 0.89 0.82, respectively. Kruskal-Wallis Test revealed that there was no significant median weight difference of mung beans seed among the experimental and control groups at 0.05 level of significance, H (5)= 4.104, p>0.05.

   In the study, it was concluded that the decaffeinated coffee fertilizer has no effect on the product yield of Vigna radiata. The researchers do not recommend that decaffeinated coffee be used as fertilizer nor compete with the innate effects of commercial fertilizers such as NPK fertilizers.


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