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Asian Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 39-45
DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2012.39.45
 
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Growth, Yield and Nutrient Concentrations of Tomato as Affected by Soil Textures and Nitrogen

E.Y. Oyinlola and S.A. Jinadu

Abstract:
Sand, loam and clay are three main textural classes of soil. However, they differ in their nutrient and water holding capacities. A greenhouse experiment was conducted to determine the effect of five rates of N fertilizer (0, 30, 60, 90, 120 kg N ha-1) grown in 3 different textural classes (sand, loam and clay) of soil on growth, yield and nutrient composition of tomato. Effects of N on all the parameters determined were significant (p≤0.05) except plant height at 2 and 4 Weeks after Planting (WAP). The highest plant height at harvest (12 WAP), mean fruit weight, fruit yield and dry matter yield were obtained at 90 kg N ha-1. Tissue nutrient (NPK) concentrations increased as the rate of N increased. Loam soil produced the highest value of all the parameters determined except tissue N concentration. Tomato growth and yield were significantly influenced by soil texture and N applications; loam soil at 90 kg N ha-1 proved superior to other treatments, in this study.
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How to cite this article:

E.Y. Oyinlola and S.A. Jinadu, 2012. Growth, Yield and Nutrient Concentrations of Tomato as Affected by Soil Textures and Nitrogen. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 6: 39-45.

DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2012.39.45

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajar.2012.39.45

COMMENTS
23 February, 2012
Isaac Gibberson Dukuh:
I have read the abstracts and it is good. I am interested in the effect of fertilizer on the quality of tomato.
06 March, 2012
E .Y. Oyinlola:

Thanks for your comment Mr I. G. Dukuh. I want to know the fertilizer element (N,P or K)that you are interested in. As regards tomato quality, i have only worked on the effect of Boron fertilizer on the quality of tomato.

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