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Effect of Different Types of Manure and Chemical Fertilizer on Growth and Development of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L)
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Volume 5, 2017
Issue 5 (October)
Pages: 81-86   |   Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2017   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Amusat Mudasiru Abiodun, National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization, Idofian, Ilorin, Nigeria.
[2]
Alfa Saheed Oluwashina, National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization, Idofian, Ilorin, Nigeria.
[3]
Onah Onyeche Rita, National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization, Idofian, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Abstract
The response of manures and chemical fertilizer toward the growth and development of crops was x-ray in this investigation. Poultry and compost manure not only feed many nutrients for crop production, but also they increase soil moisture content and lower soil bulk density on the other way. The pots experiment comprised 40 earthen pots with ten replications. The experiment was conducted at the net house area of tractor shed National Centre for Agriculture Mechanization in a complete randomized block design, to examine and compare growth parameters of okra seedlings in the treatments. The growth parameters of crops were statistically different from each other in the experimental design. In Poultry manure higher mean values for shoot length (27.50), crop yield weight (33.07) and leaf area (38.44) were recorded except at crop yield number which was overruled out at crop yield weight aggregate which captured at confidence Interval for Mean 26.58±4.17, 14.45±26.51 and 25.21±38.96 for poultry manure, compost manure and chemical fertilizer (NPK) respectively. Poultry manure application registered over 21% increases of N levels in the soil, from 0.12% to 2.57%. Exchangeable cations increased with the rate of manures application.
Keywords
Poultry Manure, Compost Manure, NPK, Abelmoschus esculentus L
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