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Effect of Poultry and Green Manure Sources on the Productivity of Popcorn (Zea mays everta L.)

Luka, Grace Lamba; Odion, Ehiabhi Cyril and Maiyaki, Mustafa Mohammad (2018) Effect of Poultry and Green Manure Sources on the Productivity of Popcorn (Zea mays everta L.). In: Rahmann, Gerold; Olowe, Victor Idowu; Olabiyi, Timothy Ipoola; Azim, Khalid and Olugbenga, AdeOluwa (Eds.) Ecological and Organic Agriculture Strategies for Viable Continental and National Development in the Context of the African Union's Agenda 2063. Scientific Track Proceedings of the 4th African Organic Conference. November 5-8, 2018. Saly Portudal, Senegal, pp. 259-262.

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A trial was carried out at the institute for agricultural research field Samaru during the 2013 and 2014 rainy seasons to determine the effect of poultry manure and sources of green manure on the productivity of popcorn. Treatments included four poultry manure rates (0, 2, 4 and 6 t ha-1) and green manure from two cowpea varieties (SAMPEA 6 and Kananado). Green manures were obtained by clipping the cowpea foliage at 5cm from the soil surface and incorporated in 6th week to serve as green manure. Data were collected on shoot dry weight and grain yield and significant increases were recorded. It can therefore be said that good popcorn yields can be obtained by using 2 t ha-1 of poultry manure in addition to green manure from either of the cowpea varieties.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Clipping management, soil nutrient improvement, popcorn productivity improvement
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2018: 4th African Organic Conference
Related Links:http://www.afronet.bio/
Deposited By: Odion, Dr Ehiabhi Cyril
ID Code:33106
Deposited On:23 Sep 2019 12:33
Last Modified:23 Sep 2019 12:33
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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