The effect of three organic amendments on early growth of yellow passion fruit (passiflora edulis var. Flavicarpa)

The effect of three organic amendments on early growth of yellow passion fruit (passiflora edulis var. Flavicarpa)

Author by Dr. Olufunso Akinboye

Journal/Publisher: Iosr Journal Of Agriculture And Veterinary Science

Volume/Edition: 9

Language: English

Pages: 33 - 37

Abstract

Yellow passion fruit has a brightfuture in Nigeria, but Low soil fertility in the tropics which Nigeria is inclusive presently posesa problem of adequate agronomic package for highly successful cultivation. Soil fertility therefore can be improved and maintained by the application of organic ammendments which are essential factors for improvement of crop yields.Field investigations were carried out on the effects of some organic ammendment (solid (kitchen) waste, cowdung and poultry droppings)on early growth of yellow passion fruit at the teaching and research farm, University of Ibadan. After a week oftransplant (WAT), data on vine length, number of leaves and number of branches were collected over a period of seven weeks (at a weeks interval). Data collected were analysedusing ANOVA and means were separated using Duncan Multiple Range Test (DMRT) at 5 % probability level. Results obtained indicated significant response of yellow passion fruit plant to the various organic manure applications compared to control (no organic ammendment). However application of solid kitchen waste(SW) was found to be the most superior over other organic ammendmentwith respect to all the variables investigated. Completion of this investigation to the yield stage will confirm the effect of the manure applied on the fruit of the plant. This will help to make a more in-depth recommendation for passion fruit farmers.


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