Field investigations were carried out on the effects of solid kitchen waste and poultry droppings
performance of passion fruit at the University of Ibadan between August and October 2000). These treatments
(solid kitchen waste and poultry droppings) were applied at the rate of 0kg/ha, 0.5kg/ha and 1kg/ha. Starting
from the second week after transplanting (WAT), data on vine length, number of leaves and number of branches
were collected over a period of six weeks (at two weeks interval). Data collected were analysed using ANOVA
and means were separated using Duncan Multiple Range Test (DMRT) at 5 % probability level.
Results obtained indicated significant response of passion fruit plant to the various organic manure applications.
Application of solid kitchen waste (SW) at the rate of 1kg/ha was found to be the most superior organic manure
influencing growth of the passion fruit plant compared to SW at 0.5kg/ha, Poultry dropping (PD) at 0.5kg/ha
and 1kg/ha. However, the plants also responded positively to poultry droppings (PD) at 0.5kg/ha and 1kg/ha
applied. Completion of this investigation to the yield stage will confirm the effect of the manure applied on the
passion fruit plants. This will help to make a more in-depth recommendation for passion fruit farmers.