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
Lawal, A., Dada, O & Togun, A (2019). Performance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on Ferruginous Soil Amended with Poultry Manure and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/performance-of-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l-on-ferruginous-soil-amended-with-poultry-manure-and-npk-15-15-15-fertilizer
Lawal, Akeem, et. al. "Performance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on Ferruginous Soil Amended with Poultry Manure and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer" Afribary. Afribary, 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 29 May. 2023.
Lawal, Akeem, O.A Dada and A.O Togun . "Performance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on Ferruginous Soil Amended with Poultry Manure and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer". Afribary, Afribary, 24 Jun. 2019. Web. 29 May. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/performance-of-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l-on-ferruginous-soil-amended-with-poultry-manure-and-npk-15-15-15-fertilizer >.
Lawal, Akeem, O.A Dada and A.O Togun . "Performance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on Ferruginous Soil Amended with Poultry Manure and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer" Afribary (2019). Accessed May 29, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/performance-of-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l-on-ferruginous-soil-amended-with-poultry-manure-and-npk-15-15-15-fertilizer