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Asian Journal of Crop Science
  Year: 2019 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 40-45
DOI: 10.3923/ajcs.2019.40.45
 
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Effect of Ratooning on Growth and Nutritional Quality of Amaranthus (Amaranthus tricolor) in Alfisol South Western Nigeria

Ayeni Leye Samuel , Oyebamiji, Kehinde Johnson, Morakinyo-Fasipe Olutoye Temitope and Agbona Ademola Isaac

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Increase in human population that results in food scarcity and malnutrition necessitates the need to increase growing of vegetable that is early maturing with well ratooning capacity. This study aimed to examine the effect of ratooning on growth, yield and nutrient uptake of Amaranthus tricolor. Materials and Methods: Two field experiments were conducted in 2017 at 2 different locations in Okegun situated at Ondo and Adeyemi College of Education Ondo, Teaching and Research Farm Ondo, South Western Nigeria. The treatments were harvesting by uprooting the plant or total harvesting of the plant at once (1 time harvest), twice (2 times harvest) and thrice (3 times harvest). The treatments were arranged in Randomized Complete Block Designed (RCBD) with three replications. The mean data for the two experiments were generated and used to discuss the findings. Results: Relative to total harvest, 2 and 3 times harvests significantly increased (p<0.05) plant height, fresh weight, dry weight, number of leaves and moisture content. Compared to total harvesting, 3 times harvest of Amaranthus tricolor increased plant height, number of leaves, fresh weight, dry weight and moisture content. Three times harvests recorded highest K. Two times harvest had highest Ca, Mg, Na, N and P. One time harvest significantly (p<0.05) recorded the highest Mn, Fe, Cu and Zn. Relative to 1 time harvest, 2 times harvest recorded highest increase in crude protein and fat content of Amaranthus tricolor. Conclusion: This study reported that the 3 times harvest recorded the highest growth parameters while 2 times harvest recorded the highest nutritional value of Amaranth in this experiment.
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Ayeni Leye Samuel, Oyebamiji, Kehinde Johnson, Morakinyo-Fasipe Olutoye Temitope and Agbona Ademola Isaac, 2019. Effect of Ratooning on Growth and Nutritional Quality of Amaranthus (Amaranthus tricolor) in Alfisol South Western Nigeria. Asian Journal of Crop Science, 11: 40-45.

DOI: 10.3923/ajcs.2019.40.45

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajcs.2019.40.45

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