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Variation in seed yield of two cucumber (Cucumis sativus) cultivars as affected by poultry manurein Awka Rain forest zone of Nigeria

By: Obasi Chiamaka Chinasa, Okolie Henry, Obasi Sunday Nathaniel, Obidiebube Eucharia Adaobi

Key Words: Cucumber 999, Darina, Cultivars, Tons/Hectare, Seed weight, Fruit weight.

Int. J. Biosci. 15(2), 396-404, August 2019.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.2.396-404

Certification: ijb 2019 0100 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

A Field experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka to evaluate the influence of three (3) poultry manure levels  0t/ha,5t/ha and 10t/ha and two (2) Cucumber cultivars, Darina and cucumber 999 on Cucumber seed number and weight production. The experiment was laid out in a 2×3 factorial randomized complete block design and replicated three times. It was observed that on both number of seeds per fruit and seed weight per fruit, plots that received 5t/ha poultry manure out performed plots that received 10t/ha poultry manure with Darina cultivar leading (282 and 5.85g respectively).But on fruit number, fruit size and fruit yield per hectare, both cultivars performed better on 10t/ha than on 5t/ha poultry manure application rate. This showed that for cucumber seed production, the recommended poultry manure application rate is 5t/ha and the recommended cultivar is Darina. It was also observed that fruit yield is significantly affected by the number of branches and not the length of vines.

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Variation in seed yield of two cucumber (Cucumis sativus) cultivars as affected by poultry manurein Awka Rain forest zone of Nigeria

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Obasi Chiamaka Chinasa, Okolie Henry, Obasi Sunday Nathaniel, Obidiebube Eucharia Adaobi.
Variation in seed yield of two cucumber (Cucumis sativus) cultivars as affected by poultry manurein Awka Rain forest zone of Nigeria.
Int. J. Biosci. 15(2), 396-404, August 2019.
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