Make your own free website on Tripod.com

22 November 2006

 

Dr. R. C. Cola

Botany Research Division

Clone Botanicals

Central City, Texas 000000

 

SUBJECT:  Second Quarter Progress Report

 

 

Dear ________:

 

 

Enclosed please find three (3) copies of the second quarter research progress report for the effect of Nitrogen based fertilizer on the growth of Saintpaulia Ionantha. The progress report is being submitted for your review and in compliance with contract commitments.

 

No problems were encountered in this quarter of research and samplings each week were taken on schedule following specified operating procedures.  Samples were returned to the Botany Research Laboratory at Tennessee Technological University under chain of custody for processing and analyses using good laboratory practices (GLPs).  Resulting information has been compiled and assessed for data quality following quality control and quality assurance practices (QC/QA). 

 

Should you have questions or comments concerning the second quarter progress report, please contact me at (931) 372 3000 or [bamarshall21@TennTech.edu].

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Brandy Marshall

 

Cc:  Dr. Tutu, Graduate Committee Chairman  


 

Memorandum

 

TO:  Dr. Tutu, Chairman, Graduate Committee

 

FROM:  Brandy Marshall, Undergraduate Research Assistant

 

DATE:  22 November 2006

 

SUBJECT:  Second Quarter Research Progress Report

 

 

Enclosed please find three (3) copies of the second quarter research progress report for the effect of Nitrogen based fertilizer on the growth of Saintpaulia Ionantha. The progress report is being submitted for your review and in compliance with contract commitments.

 

No problems were encountered in this quarter of research and samplings each week were taken on schedule following specified operating procedures.  Samples were returned to the Botany Research Laboratory at Tennessee Technological University under chain of custody for processing and analyses using good laboratory practices (GLPs).  Resulting information has been compiled and assessed for data quality following quality control and quality assurance practices (QC/QA). 

 

Should you have questions or comments concerning the second quarter progress report, please contact me at (931) 372-3000 or [bamarshall21 @TennTech.edu].

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Brandy Marshall

 

Cc:  Undergraduate Committee


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The effect of Nitrogen based fertilizer on the growth of Saintpaulia Ionantha

Research Progress Report

Brandy Marshall

Undergraduate Health Sciences

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN 38505

22 November 2006

 


 

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Project Summary (Executive Summery)

Work Accomplished to Date

Plans and Anticipated Work for Next Reporting Period

Problems Encountered and Actions Taken

Appraisal or Evaluation of Progress to Date

Recommendations

   Appendices

Schedule of Remaining Task (PERT Chart)

Supporting Details


 

List of tables and figures

 

Data for this experiment is still being processed to produce tables and figures.

 

 

 

Project Summary

 

People are often torn over whether or not to spend the extra money on fertilizers whether it be for their gardens or large field crops. They often wonder if the fertilizers will actually make the plants larger, so the problem this experiment explores is do fertilizers really work?  The object of the experiment is to show the effect nitrogen fertilizer. This will be done by testing 6 African Violet plants, watering three with water only and the other three with a nitrogen fertilizer mixture. At set times, plant height, number of leaves and number of flowers for each plant will be recorded. At the end of the experiment, these values will be used to compare fertilizer and non fertilizer growth.

 It is hypothesized that the plants given the fertilizer mixture will grow larger than those only given water. If what is expected occurs, fertilizers can be said to be beneficial in that the fertilizer helps plants to grow larger in a shorter amount of time.

 

Work accomplished to date

As of November 22, 2006, a search of literature, experimental design, project timeline, research proposal, and the experiment itself has been done. Preliminary results are being analyzed at this time.

 

Plans and Anticipated Work for Next Reporting Period

By the next reporting period, all results taken from the experiment will be analyzed and put into table and figure format for presentation purposes. A final manuscript will also be prepared.

 

Problems Encountered and Actions Taken

No problems were encountered during this experiment.

 

Appraisal or Evaluation of Progress to Date

The experiment is on schedule to date.

Recommendations

It is recommended that following this experiment, research should be conducted to test the effects of non nitrogen based fertilizers.

 

Schedule of Remaining Task (PERT Chart)

The experiment itself has been completed, so the results are to be finished by early December

 

Supporting Details

Tennessee Technological University is allowing this experiment to continue for one more semester by providing financial support of this project.