EFFECT OF LIQUID ORGANIC AND INORGANIC
FERTILIZERS ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF HOT
Capsicum frutescens IN AN ALFISOL
OLUKOYA OLUJUMOKE OLUYOMI
A PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOIL
SCIENCE AND LAND MANAGEMENT
IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT
FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF
AGRICULTURE (B. AGRIC) DEGREE.
The pot experiment was carried out at the University of Agriculture Abeokuta
(UNAAB)permanent site to evaluate the effect of liquid organic and inorganic
fertilizers on the growth and yield of Hot pepper capsicum frutescens in as
Alfisol. The experimental design was cOompletely design (CRD) which was
replicated three times. Hot pepper was used with six treatment, control
inclusive, the treatments are 100% NPK 15:15:15, 100% poultry manure tea
at 20 litre j5kg of soil. 100% NPK 15:15 at 150 kgjha, 100plant tonic at
0.84mlj kg soil, 50% NPK (75kgjha) and 50% poultry manure tea (10litresj
5kg soil), 50% NPK of 75kgjha and 50% plant tonic at 0,42mljkg soil and
control which had no amendment.
Observation taken were Hot pepper growth parameters such as plant
height' number of leaves, & stem girth after
1 week after treatment (WAT)
and yield parameter determined at harvest are, number of seeds per pod and
number of pods. The soil chemical properties taken before harvest & at
harvest were pH, organic carbon, total nitrogen, available P, K, Nand
exchangeable anions. The result obtained showed the complementary-effect
of 50%NPK 15:15:15 and 50% poultry manure produced a higher mean value
for Hot pepper biomas compared to other treatments, while 50% NPK and
50% PT produced a higher mean value for Hot pepper growth parameter.
However the result revealed complementary use of liquid organic and
inorganic fertilizers could be used to improve soil and crop produetivities in
sole cropping system.