Enhancement of Growth and Yield Performance in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L) through Foliar Applic

Enhancement of Growth and Yield Performance in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L) through Foliar Applic

Author by Mr. Taofeek Ayo-bello

Language: English

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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