Planting Time, Spray Regime, Disease Expression and their Impacts on Six Cucumber Lines in a Derived Savanna Agroecology of Nsukka, Southeastern Nigeria.

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ABSTRACT 

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It is a major vegetable crop worldwide and develops rapidly, with a shorter time from planting to harvest than most crops. It is a monoecious annual climber or creeper that has been cultivated for over 3,000 years and is still widely cultivated today. The fruit is soft, succulent with high water content, roughly cylindrical and elongated with tapered ends. The plant shades one another, being allowed to creep on the ground thereby having a direct contact with some soil inhabiting disease causing organisms. Its creeping nature, pre-disposes the plant to pest and disease infestation. However, the production of cucumber fruits in Nigeria is very low due to some constraints such as incidence of diseases which reduces fruit yield. Presently, they are produced mainly in the northern states of Nigeria. Studies were conducted on the production of cucumber in south eastern Nigeria, in order to supplement the high consumption rate in the region. Planting in April had the lowest disease incidence (3.48%) and severity on leaves (1.20) and fruits (1.06), followed by September with lower disease incidence (3.60%), disease severity on leaves (1.22) and fruits (1.17) while July had the highest disease incidence (6.27%) and disease severity on leaves(1.56) and fruits (1.74). The yields during the April and September plantings were significantly (p

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APA

Consults, E. & UKAMAKA, I (2022). Planting Time, Spray Regime, Disease Expression and their Impacts on Six Cucumber Lines in a Derived Savanna Agroecology of Nsukka, Southeastern Nigeria.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/planting-time-spray-regime-disease-expression-and-their-impacts-on-six-cucumber-lines-in-a-derived-savanna-agroecology-of-nsukka-southeastern-nigeria-2

MLA 8th

Consults, Education, and ISHIEZE UKAMAKA "Planting Time, Spray Regime, Disease Expression and their Impacts on Six Cucumber Lines in a Derived Savanna Agroecology of Nsukka, Southeastern Nigeria." Afribary. Afribary, 30 Nov. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/planting-time-spray-regime-disease-expression-and-their-impacts-on-six-cucumber-lines-in-a-derived-savanna-agroecology-of-nsukka-southeastern-nigeria-2. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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Consults, Education, and ISHIEZE UKAMAKA . "Planting Time, Spray Regime, Disease Expression and their Impacts on Six Cucumber Lines in a Derived Savanna Agroecology of Nsukka, Southeastern Nigeria.". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Nov. 2022. Web. 31 Jan. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/planting-time-spray-regime-disease-expression-and-their-impacts-on-six-cucumber-lines-in-a-derived-savanna-agroecology-of-nsukka-southeastern-nigeria-2 >.

Chicago

Consults, Education and UKAMAKA, ISHIEZE . "Planting Time, Spray Regime, Disease Expression and their Impacts on Six Cucumber Lines in a Derived Savanna Agroecology of Nsukka, Southeastern Nigeria." Afribary (2022). Accessed January 31, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/planting-time-spray-regime-disease-expression-and-their-impacts-on-six-cucumber-lines-in-a-derived-savanna-agroecology-of-nsukka-southeastern-nigeria-2