Effect of goat manure on the growth, yield and fruit quality of tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum)

Ngilo Piri, (2017) Effect of goat manure on the growth, yield and fruit quality of tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum). Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A field experiment was conducted at the Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture field in Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sandakan campus, to investigate the effect of goat manure on the growth, yield and fruit quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). The objectives of the study are to investigate the effect of goat manure on the growth, yield and quality of fruits of tomato. Moreover, this study was carry out to investigate the optimum rate of goat manure application on tomato plants to achieve optimum production and quality of fruits produce. Experiment were carried out in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with 5 treatments and 5 replications. Several parameters for growth such as growth: plant height (cm), stem diameter (cm) and number of branches of tomato were recorded. The yield parameter are the number of fruit per plant and the total fruit weight (g) were also recorded. The fruit quality parameter of the tomato are the single fruit weight (g), number of seeds per fruit, diameter of fruit (cm) and length of fruit (cm). The data collected were also analysed by Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Results obtained indicated that growth, yield and fruit quality of tomato at its optimal in treatments of higher rate of goat manure application per polybag, which are from T4 (30.72g), TS (40.96g) and T6 (51.2g). Comparatively, the treatment with lesser rate have lower growth, yield and fruit quality. Based on the application of 20 tan/ha of the experiments, it could be deduced that the goat manure does helps promote growth, increase yield as well as have higher quality tomato. Thus, farmers that are herding livestock may use the goat manure as a source of organic fertilizer for their horticultural crops, and applied integrated farming as well when possible.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fruits , goat manure , plants , organic fertilizer
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2020 00:09
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2020 00:09
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/24538

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