Research Papers/Topics in Horticulture

Effect of Planting Date and Variety of Cowpea [Vigna UNGUICULATA (L.)Walp.] On Green Pod Production

ABSTRACT  A study was carried out in 2012 in a Sudan savanna ecology in Ghana aimed at identifying the optimal planting dates and suitable cowpea varieties for green pod production. Six planting dates were considered starting from the onset of the rainy season (20th June, 30th June, 12th July, 25th July, 2nd August and 12th August), and four improved cowpea varieties released by Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as...

GROWTH AND YIELD OF HOT PEPPER (CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS) AS INFLUENCED BY THE TIME OF SOWING JUTE MALLOW (CORCHORUS OLITORIUS)

ABSTRACTField experiment was carried out from January to June, 2011 at the university of Agriculture Abeokuta (70 151 30 251E) to determine the effect of time of introducing jute mallow on the growth and yield of hot pepper (Capsicum frutescens L.). The experiment was laid out in Randomized complete block design (RCBD) in a split plot arrangement with three replicates. The main plot was cropping system (sole crop pepper and pepper intercropped with Corchorus) and the subplot was the time of i...

THE EFFECTS OF FERTILIZERS ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF INDIAN SPINACH (Basella alba)

ABSTRACTExperiment to investigate the effects of inorganic and organic fertilizers on growth and yield of Basella alba(Indian spinach) was conducted at the Horticultural nursery, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state between the months of February-May 2011. Three fertilizer sources (NPK 20-10-10 and Tithonia based compost at rate of 250kg per hectare, poultry manure at rate of 3 tons per hectare) were used. Treatments were arranged in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) and re...