ENHANCEMENT OF GROWTH AND YIELD PERFORMANCE IN TOMATO (SOLANUM LYCOPERSICON L) THROUGH FOLIAR APPLICATION OF A NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENT.

ENHANCEMENT OF GROWTH AND YIELD PERFORMANCE IN TOMATO (SOLANUM LYCOPERSICON L) THROUGH FOLIAR APPLICATION OF A NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENT.

Author by Dr. Olufunso Akinboye

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of Experimental Agriculture International

Volume/Edition: 14

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 6

Abstract

Megagreen® is activated calcite of a worldwide granularity. It is an ecological foil fertilizer with a
strong impact on plant resistance, it improves the fertility and health of plants resulting in an
improvement of yield and plant quality. The experiment was carried out to examine the growth and
yield performance of indeterminate (Ibadan Local) and determinate (UC 82-B) tomato varieties as
influenced by a nutrient supplement (Megagreen®) applied as foliar spray at two weeks after transplanting tomato at different rates of 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 kg/ha with a control. The experiment was laid out in a split plot design with three replications and data collection commenced at two weeks after
transplanting. Results showed that the two varieties were significantly different in growth and yield
parameters. Rate of application significantly influenced plant height (except at 2 & 8 WAT), number
of leaves (except at 6 WAT), number of branches at 2 WAT, days to flower, days to maturity,
number of flowers and fruit yield. Application of Megareen® at the rate of 3.0 kg/ha is
recommended for fruit yield enhancement in tomato.


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