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Comparative study of the performance of Jute plant (Corchorus olitorius l.) On home garden soil, farmland and cocoa plantation soils as influenced by varying levels of n- fertilizer

AO Olaleye, UM Ndubuaku, O A Dada

Abstract




This experiment was carried out in the green house at the College of Agricultural Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Yewa Campus, to assess the performance of jute plant (Corchorus olitorius L.) on three soil-use types (viz; farmland soil, cocoa plantation soil and residential or home garden soil) treated with five nitrogen (N) levels: 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100 kg/ha respectively. The trial was laid out in a split-plot design arranged in a randomized complete block format with three replications. Data collected were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and the significant means were compared with Least Significant Difference (LSD) and Duncan's Multiple Range Test (DMRT) at 1 or 5% probability. The results of the investigation showed that jute plant ( Corchorus olitorius L.) performed best in cocoa plantation soil, with application of 50 kg/ha N. Among the interaction effects, combined application of 50kg/ha of N- fertilizer on cocoa plantation soil gave the best vegetative growth and dry matter yield.

Agro-Science Vol. 7 (1) 2008: pp. 78-84



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/as.v7i1.1589
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