Organic nutrient sources such as compost could be used to improve the
low fertility of tropical soils as it has the potential to enhance soil physical,
chemical and biological properties and improve growth, yield and quality of
crops. Pot and field experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of
compost on growth, yield and nutritional quality of okra, Abelmoschus
esculentus (L.) Moench. The pot experiment was done using the Completely
Randomized design while field trial was done in Split-Plot Design (SPD). In all
the pot and field experiments, compost was incorporated at rates of 0 kg N ha-1
(control), 100 kg N ha-1 and 200 kg N ha-1 with three replicates. Asontem and
Enidaso okra varieties were used as test crops.
Results from the study indicated that the addition of compost at 100 kg
N ha-1 in the pot experiment showed significantly greater plant height, number
of leaves, leaf area, dry matter content and nutrient content in stem, leaf,
petiole and root of harvested okra plants. The results for field work showed that
the Enidaso variety responded better to compost application in that this variety
recorded the highest plant height, had less incidence of okra mosaic disease
and had higher dry matter. Using the Duncan’s Multiple Range Test (DMRT),
no significant difference was found between compost application rates of 100
kg N ha-1 and 200 kg N ha-1 in terms of soil organic carbon, soil total nitrogen,
available phosphorus, pH, ECEC, moisture content, exchangeable Ca2+ and
Mg2+ contents. Proximate analysis for moisture and protein contents as well as
nutrients (magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and sodium) composition of
edible pods of okra was also not significant. For economic reasons, an
application rate of 100 kg N ha-1 was recommended.
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