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Growth and yield performance of Glutinous Corn (Zea maize) as supplemented with carrageenan and fermented Goat manure as bio-fertilizer

Jayrome S. Butay, MSA

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.14(2), 156-165, February 2019


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The study was conducted to determine growth and yield performance of Glutinous corn (Zea maize) supplemented with carrageenan and fermented goat manure as bio-fertilizer and aimed to find out which among the treatments can give the best result in terms of Plant Height at 30 and 60 DAE (cm), Length of Unhusked and Husked Ear (cm), Diameter of Unhusked and Husked Ear (mm), Weight of Unhusked and Husked Ear (g), Projected Yield (ton) per Hectare and Cost and Return Analysis. The study was conducted from January 08, 2018 to June 05, 2018 in single factor experiment in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) replicated three times with three treatments. T1-Control, T2-Carrageenan at 22.5ml per 1.2 L of water and T3- Fermented Goat Manure at 22.5ml per 1.2 L of water. Application of carrageenan and fermented goat manure affected the growth and development of corn as manifested by the Plant Height at 30 and 60 DAE, Length of Unhusked and Husked Ear (cm), Diameter of Unhusked and Husked Ear (mm), Weight of Unhusked and Husked Ear (g) and T3 was shown to have Highest Projected Yield (tons) per Hectare.The study revealed that supplementation of carrageenan and fermented goat manure improved glutinous corn production. Supplemented with fermented goat manure revealed the highest return of investment with 400.92%, further study in two cropping season is recommended to validate the result and come up with a more reliable conclusion.


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