The effects of pelletized chicken manure on the growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench.)

Nurhikmah Farahzana Ruslay, (2011) The effects of pelletized chicken manure on the growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench.). Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study was carried out to assess the efficacy of pelletized chicken manure (PCM) on the growth and yield of okra. A pot experiment was conducted for 10 weeks using growing medium with constant quantity. Four treatments rates of PCM with ten replications each were being employed; 0 t ha�¹ as control, 10 t ha�¹, 30 t ha�¹, 50 t 00�¹ and 70 t ha�¹ . The PCM were applied as basal fertilizer five days before transplanting and side dressing at 30 days after transplanting in a ratio of 3:2. The parameters measured were plant height, stem girth, fruit number, fruit weight, length and girth measurement. The results revealed significant differences (P S 0.01) among the treatments in respect of plant height and number of fruits. Plant height decreased with the increase application rate of PCM. In contrast, number of fruits increased with the increase of PCM rates. Stem girth, fruit weight. length and girth measurement were not significant (P > 0.01) with the increase rate of PCM. The finding of the study showed that good plant growth and high yield of Okra were achieved at lower rate of PCM (10 t ha�¹ and 30 t ha�¹). These organic fertilizer rates are lower compared to the rate recommended for okra cultivation on peat or bam soil.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: pelletized chicken manure (PCM), yield of okra, growth
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
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Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 06:30
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 02:53
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/17034

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