Comparative effects of farmyard manure, sawdust and NPK 15-15-15 fertilizer on growth and yield of garden egg (solanum gilo).

OWOLABI. J. F., Opoola . E., Taiwo M. A, Unah P


A study was carried to determine the effect of inorganic and organic fertilizer for garden egg production. This is to assess and establish the type that will produce optimum yield. The fertilizer types evaluated were poultry manure, sawdust, NPK 15-15-15.The study was conducted on Alfsoil soil at kabba. The experimental design used was Randomized Completely Block Design (RCBD) with five treatments. The treatment were poultry manure (25 tons/hac) T1, sawdust 25 tons/hac (T2), NPK 15-15-15 (400kg/hac)  T3, poultry manure  (25 tons/hac) + NPK 15-15-15  (400kg/hac) T4 and control (No fertilizer application) T5. All the treatments were replicated four times to give a total of twenty (20) Experimental plots. The gross experimental site was 25m x 11m (275m”). Each bed was 1m x 5m (5m”).Planting was carried out using 2 seeds per hole at a spacing of 60cm x 60cm. The plant population per bed was 32 plants and for the whole plots were 640 plants. The result of this study showed that the combination of poultry manure and NPK 15-15-15 had significant effect (P<0.05) on Number of leaves, Number of fruits and weight of fruits (fruit yield).  The yield performance sequence was in the order FYM + NPK 15-15-15 > FYM > sawdust > NPK control.

Keywords:-  poultry manure, sawdust, NPK 15-15-15, garden egg, afsoil.

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