Evaluation on the Growth and yield of Sesame (Sesamum indicum l.) as affected by variety and Poultry Manure.





1 Jibrin, A. D. 2 Chukwumati John

Horticultural Technology Department, Federal College of Horticulture P.M.B. 108

Dadin- kowa, Gombe State. 2 Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture

University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State


Field experiment was conducted during the  2011  rainy season  at the

demonstration farm of Federal College  of Horticulture, Dadin-kowa, to evaluate  the

influence of variety and poultry manure on the growth and yield of sesame. The treatment

consisted of two sesame varieties (Farar- ridi and E8) and four levels of poultry manure

(0, 5, 7.5  and 10t/ha)  arranged in a randomized  complete block  design with four

replications. Results showed that variety significantly increased plant height and number

of leaves at 6, 8 and 12 weeks after sowing (WAS), 1000 seed weight and seed yield per

hectare. Variety E8  produced the  highest  values  of  these  parameters.  Poultry  manure

levels significantly  increased plant  height  and  number of leaves  at 4,8 and 12 WAS,

number of branches at 8  and 12 WAS, 1000 seed weight  and seed yield per hectare.

Poultry manure at 7.5 t/ha produced the highest value in the parameters stated above.

Interaction was significant in plant height at 12 WAS and seed yield. Therefore, variety

E8 and poultry  manure  at 7.5t/ha  gave  higher value in all  the  parameters studied.

Further study is hereby suggested to validate the effect of variety and poultry manure on

sesame production in the study area. 

Keywords: Growth, Poultry manure, Sesame, Variety, Yield.


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