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Growth and performance analysis of Amaranthus hybridus L. Enriched with organic (sugarcane bagasse-based) fertilizer

J.O. Inyang, T Abu, A.U. Emmanuel, J.O. Friday, N Bobai, E Oise

Abstract


The study was carried out to determine the growth and performance analysis of A. hybridus enriched with organic and inorganic fertilizer in Odi, Bayelsa State, between February and March 2017. The study adopted a randomized complete block design (RCBD), with three replications. Data were obtained for plant height, number of leaf, stem girth, leaf width, leaf length and weight of plant on ten (10) plants that were randomly sampled. The results obtained 49 days after planting (DAP), showed significant differences (p<0.05) in plant height (80.07 cm), leaf length (33.94 cm), leaf width (12.43 cm), stem girth (7.20 cm) and mean number of leaves (38.80) respectively in treatment A (Organic). Similarly, plants in treatment A also recorded more weight than other treatments with weight of 5.5 kg. Based on the findings, sugarcane bagasse-based organic fertilizer may be recommended for maximum growth and returns of A. hybridus and other crops

Keywords: Amaranthus hybridus, Organic fertilizer, Inorganic fertilizer, Odi




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