Effect of poultry manure on soil physical and chemical properties, growth and grain yield of sorghum in Southwest, Nigeria

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Date: Jan. 2008
Publisher: American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Document Type: Report
Length: 3,313 words

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The effect of poultry manure (PM) applied to sorghum at 7.5 t/ha was studied in the forest-savanna transition zone of Southwest Nigeria. There were 5 tillage treatments with or without PM making 5 x 2 (10) factorial combinations replicated three times at two locations (Isuada and Rugipo). The experiment was conducted using the same plots in three years. The PM significantly (P 0.05) reduced soil bulk density and temperature and increase porosity and moisture content. The manure increased significantly soil organic matter, soil and leaf N, P, K, Ca and Mg concentrations. The plant height, leaf area, stem girth and weight of roots, shoot and grain yield were significantly increased. The mean grain yield was increased by 39%. The PM had cumulative effect on soil properties, growth and yield parameters over the three years of study. Key words: Poultry manure, Soil quality, Sorgham, yi

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A215515357