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ORGANIC/INORGANIC LEAF AMARANTH PRODUCTION: THE CASE OF POULTRY MANURE, FISH EFFLUENT AND NPK FERTILISER

Muoneke, C.O.; Okpara, D.A.; Offor, C.O.; Orji, R.C. ; Onwuka, J. and Ibiam, B. (2014) ORGANIC/INORGANIC LEAF AMARANTH PRODUCTION: THE CASE OF POULTRY MANURE, FISH EFFLUENT AND NPK FERTILISER. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 3, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 847-850.

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The work evaluated the responses of two Amaranthus species to poultry manure, fish effluent, NPK fertiliser and control in randomised complete block design. A. hybridus was taller, thicker and had more leaves per plant than A. viridis. For each Amaranthus variety, poultry manure produced highest number of leaves and tallest plants with thickest stem followed by fish effluent and NPK fertiliser. A. hybridus had higher leaf and marketable yields/ha than A. viridis. Leaf and marketable yields/ha were highest with poultry manure followed by fish effluent and NPK fertiliser. Leaf yield/ha increased by 105, 34 and 34% for poultry manure, fish effluent and NPK fertiliser, respectively compared with the control in A. hybridus and by 284, 132 and 146% in A. viridis. Similarly, marketable yield/ha increased by 116, 45 and 45% for poultry manure, fish effluent and NPK, respectively in A. hybridus and by 176, 16 and 43% in A. viridis over the control.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Amaranthus sp., organic, inorganic fertiliser, poultry manure, fish effluent, yield.
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
Nigeria
ISBN:978-3-86576-128-6
DOI:10.3220/REP_20_1_2014
Deposited By: Okpara, Prof Dominic Aja
ID Code:23126
Deposited On:15 Oct 2014 13:59
Last Modified:15 Oct 2014 13:59
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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