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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

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


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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