Abdulmaliq SY1*, Kumar N1, Bello OB2, Nduka3 and Kareem I3
1Department of Crop Production, IBB University, Nigeria
2Federal University, Nigeria
3Department of Agronomy, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Integrated plant nutrition management is an essential way of improving soil fertility and nutritional supplement for growing crops. Field experiments were conducted in 2016 and 2017 cropping seasons at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Teaching and Research Farm (Latitude 09° 02’’N and Longitude 06° 34’’E of the equator) to evaluate the influence of sole and mixture of poultry manure with inorganic fertilizer (NPK 15:15:15) at different levels on the growth and yield of two tomato varieties. The experiments were laid out in a 6 × 2 factorial in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD). This consisted of six (6) organic amendment types (Control, poultry manure (12 tonnes/ ha) only, NPK 15:15:15 fertilizer (100 kg/ha) only, 50% NPK (50 kg/ha) +50% poultry manure (6 tonnes/ha), 75% NPK (75 kg/ha) +25% poultry manure (3 tonnes/ha) and 25% NPK (25 kg/ha) +75% poultry manure (9 tonnes/ha) and two levels of tomato varieties (UC82, and Roma VF) in three replications. Soil and manure samples were collected for physical and chemical analysis. The results obtained were that application of poultry manure or in mixture with NPK fertilizer were significantly supported higher (P<0.05) vine length, number of leaves, number of fruits and fruit development, and yield of tomato, in the two cropping seasons. Also, the use of UC82 variety of tomato was more preferred than that of Roma VF.
Poultry manure; Fertilizer; Yield; Tomato; Fruit
Abdulmaliq SY, Kumar N, Bello OB, Nduka, Kareem I. Influence of Poultry Manure and NPK Fertilizer as Amendment on the Performance of Tomato (Solanum lycoperscum L. Moench) Varieties at Lapai, Southern Guinea Savannah. Ann Biotechnol Bioeng. 2019; 1(1): 1003.