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International Journal Of Horticulture, Agriculture And Food Science(IJHAF)

Influence of NPK Fertilizer and Poultry Manure on the Growth of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) in Northern Sudan Savanna Region of Nigeria

Musa Muhammad , Abdulaziz Bashir Kutawa , Musa Adamu


International Journal of Horticulture, Agriculture and Food science(IJHAF), Vol-4,Issue-6, November - December 2020, Pages 196-204, 10.22161/ijhaf.4.6.1

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Article Info: Received: 20 Aug 2020; Received in revised form: 30 Nov 2020; Accepted: 14 Dec 2020; Available online: 20 Dec 2020

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Field trials were conducted during the 2018 rainy season at the Federal University Dutsin-Ma Teaching and Research Farm, Badole. The aim of the work was to evaluate the influence of different levels of NPK fertilizer (0, 40, 80 kg ha-1) and poultry manure (0, 4, 8 tons’ ha-1) on the growth of okra. The trial was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) and replicated three times. The application of 4 and 8 tons’ ha-1 of poultry manure showed significant difference on the number of plant per plot at 4 and 6WAS. While the application of NKP 15:15:15 at all level were statistically at par on the number of plant per plot. The application of poultry manure and NPK 15:15:15 showed significant difference among the treatment to plant height, number of leaves, leaves area, stem girth at various weeks of data collection. The increase in the level of poultry manure and NPK 15:15:15 fertilizer showed the significant effects on number plant, number of leave per plant, leave area, plant height, stem girth. And some of parameters were statistically at far by varied level of factors and time. Okra variety Clemson spineless significantly gave taller plants and increase in the plant organs. Both NPK fertilizer and poultry manure were found to play a significant role in increasing the growth of okra plant.

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