Performance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on Ferruginous Soil Amended with Poultry Manure and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer

Akeem Lawal O.A Dada A.O Togun 13 PAGES (5711 WORDS) Essay/Paper
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Abstract

Low fruit quality and yield in cucumber is linked directly to continuous cropping under poor soil

fertility management practices in Nigeria. In 2014 and 2015 planting seasons, field trials were

conducted at the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan to determine

effects of poultry manure and NPK 15:15:15 fertilizer on growth, nutrient uptake and yield of

cucumber on Ferruginous soil. Ten treatment combinations comprising two cucumber varieties

and five levels of soil amendments were laid out in randomized complete block design with three

replicates. The field was re-established for residual trial. Vegetative parameters were higher in

Marketer but not significantly different from Poinsett in plots supplied 5 t/ha poultry manure +

60 kg/ha NPK 15:15:15 . Poinsett produced higher fruit yield (163.60 g/plant) and dry matter

(71.90 g/plant) than Maketer. Nutrient uptake was highest in Marketer plots that received 5 t/ha

poultry manure + 60 kg/ha NPK. Residual study showed that the two cucumber varieties

performed better in plots previously supplied 10 t/ha poultry manure or combinations of NPK +

poultry manure than NPK fertilized or control (unfertilized) plots. Application of poultry manure

in combination with mineral fertilizer enhanced soil nutrient status of Ferruginous soil both in

short and long term.

Keywords: Cucumber yield, Poultry manure and NPK fertilizers, Nutrient uptake, Residual

effects.

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APA

Akeem, L (2019). Performance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on Ferruginous Soil Amended with Poultry Manure and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer. Afribary.com: Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/performance-of-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l-on-ferruginous-soil-amended-with-poultry-manure-and-npk-15-15-15-fertilizer

MLA 8th

Lawal, Akeem. "Performance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on Ferruginous Soil Amended with Poultry Manure and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 24 Jun. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/performance-of-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l-on-ferruginous-soil-amended-with-poultry-manure-and-npk-15-15-15-fertilizer . Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

MLA7

Lawal, Akeem. "Performance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on Ferruginous Soil Amended with Poultry Manure and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 24 Jun. 2019. Web. 25 Feb. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/performance-of-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l-on-ferruginous-soil-amended-with-poultry-manure-and-npk-15-15-15-fertilizer >.

Chicago

Lawal, Akeem. "Performance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on Ferruginous Soil Amended with Poultry Manure and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed February 25, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/performance-of-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l-on-ferruginous-soil-amended-with-poultry-manure-and-npk-15-15-15-fertilizer