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EFFECT OF LIQUID ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILIZERS ON ...

EFFECT OF LIQUID ORGANIC AND INORGANIC

FERTILIZERS ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF HOT

PEPPER

Capsicum frutescens IN AN ALFISOL

BY

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.

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