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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

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Int. J. Biosci.15( 2), 2, August 2019

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


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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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