Background and Objective: It is essential to increase the productivity of agricultural crops through fertilizer application which will provide the necessary plant nutrients. Meanwhile, the search for sustainable means of decreasing damage caused by effects of chemical fertilizers must be taken note of. Therefore, this study investigated the effects of organic manure and inorganic fertilizer treatments on biomass accumulation of Deinbollia pinnata for a period of 16 weeks. Materials and Methods: The experimental design was a complete randomized design replicated 10 times. Variables assessed were plant height, collar diameter, number of leaves and number of branches and biomass accumulations. Results: However, the best performance was recorded in the seedlings raised with cow dung with a mean value in plant height (20.59 cm), number of leaves (36) and number of branches (32), while control has the highest mean value in collar diameter (6.96 mm), respectively. Also, organic fertilizer was said to have a significant effect on biomass accumulation. As cow dung gave the highest value for stem, leaf and root at 10, 23 and 17 g, respectively. Conclusion: It is therefore, recommended that organic fertilizers should be applied in raising Deinbollia pinnata seedlings. This research advocates for the use of naturally produced fertilizers as products from such is safe for human consumption. This can also reduce the harmful effect of inorganically produced crop on mankind. PDFFulltextXMLReferencesCitation
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E.A. Awosan and D.A. Morakinyo, 2020. Effect of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizer on the Biomass Reserve of Deinbollia pinnata Schum. and Thonn. Journal of Plant Sciences, 15: 39-47.