Title

The Effect of Essential Oils N the Growth Rate of Fetusca arudinacea

Author(s)

Krystle Lacey

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Botany

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Harmful pesticides and growth hormones in plants have reached epidemical proportions within the agricultural community (Carroll, 1993). Finding a way to combat the dangers of pesticides, while also maintaining the integrity and health of the plants is very important. This research was conducted to determine whether essential oils, tested on Festuca arudinacea, would be able to assist in the plant's growth since they are natural health agents. It was hypothesized that the Camelia sinensis, or green tea essential oils, would work the best to assist the growth, because of the antioxidants within it. The growth rates were measured, using the height of the plants over time, in the course of 3 weeks. An ANOVA was conducted and showed if the change in height of the plants was due to the presence of the oils. It found that that there was no significant change in height due to the oil presence. The Tukey test showed all of the comparisons were significant except for green tea compared to the orange because of the difference of their means was less than the q value. When The ANOVA and Tukey Test were both analyzed it showed that the control worked the best by growing the most.

Location

Furman Hall 106

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 9:00 AM

The Effect of Essential Oils N the Growth Rate of Fetusca arudinacea

Furman Hall 106

Harmful pesticides and growth hormones in plants have reached epidemical proportions within the agricultural community (Carroll, 1993). Finding a way to combat the dangers of pesticides, while also maintaining the integrity and health of the plants is very important. This research was conducted to determine whether essential oils, tested on Festuca arudinacea, would be able to assist in the plant's growth since they are natural health agents. It was hypothesized that the Camelia sinensis, or green tea essential oils, would work the best to assist the growth, because of the antioxidants within it. The growth rates were measured, using the height of the plants over time, in the course of 3 weeks. An ANOVA was conducted and showed if the change in height of the plants was due to the presence of the oils. It found that that there was no significant change in height due to the oil presence. The Tukey test showed all of the comparisons were significant except for green tea compared to the orange because of the difference of their means was less than the q value. When The ANOVA and Tukey Test were both analyzed it showed that the control worked the best by growing the most.