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Journal of Agronomy
  Year: 2020 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 76-82
DOI: 10.3923/ja.2020.76.82
 
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Soil Properties and Vegetative Growth of Fluted Pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook F) as Influenced by Organic Fertilizer

Adebayo A. Olowoake and Olumuyiwa P. Adeyemo

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Application of organic fertilizers on soil can contribute to improvement in soil fertility and yield of crop. The trial was aimed at assessing the soil properties and vegetative growth of fluted pumpkin as affected by application of compost amended with mineral fertilizer. The experiment was a randomized complete block design. The experiment involved six treatments: Organic fertilizer plus (OFP) at 3, 4, 5 and 6 t ha1, NPK at 60 kg N ha1 and control. Results: Organic fertilizer plus at 4 t ha1 significantly increased the vine length, number of branches, number of leaves, fresh shoot marketable yield and shoot dry weight of pumpkin. Higher concentration and uptake of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium was observed in the shoot of the plants which received OFP at 4 t ha1. The OFP at 4 t ha1 had a significant and additive effect on soil nutrients after harvesting of pumpkin when compared with NPK. Conclusion: The use of organic fertilizer plus could be used effectively in increasing soil fertility for Telfairia occidentalis production.
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How to cite this article:

Adebayo A. Olowoake and Olumuyiwa P. Adeyemo, 2020. Soil Properties and Vegetative Growth of Fluted Pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook F) as Influenced by Organic Fertilizer. Journal of Agronomy, 19: 76-82.

DOI: 10.3923/ja.2020.76.82

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ja.2020.76.82

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