Authors: Wasiu Agunbiade Lamidi, Elijah Akinrinade, Itunu Fagbamiye
Identifier: CSBE21259
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Description: Pumpkin?s (Telfairia occidentalis) growth parameters using two organic manure sources were investigated with respect to different prevailing wind directions and heights. Fluted pumpkin variety (Telfairia occidentalis), two organic media and three different heights of prevailing wind were used in the research. The fluted pumpkin was staked. Three different heights of wind level measured were 0 m, 1 m, and 2 m, each at 900 to the direction of the prevailing wind. Organic treatments were six, namely 5 tons/ha of Cocoa Husk (CH5), 10 tons/ha of Cocoa Husk (CH10), 5 tons/ha Poultry Manure (PM5), 10 tons/ha Poultry Manure (PM10), 5 tons/ha Poultry Manure + Cocoa Husk (PM5CH5) and 10 tons/ha Poultry Manure + Cocoa Husk (PM10CH10). The treatments were assigned into a randomized complete block design with three replicates each. Parameters measured were number of leaves, stem girth and vine length. The result revealed a highly significant variety by treatment interaction between prevailing wind directions and different organic manure. The highest number of leaves and stem girth were recorded at PM10CH10 and at 2 m wind height. There was linear increase in the growth parameters, in the yield components and in the cumulative yield from 0 m to 1 m and to 2 m wind heights in all the organic manure treatments. It was concluded that using different organic manure and at wind heights for pumpkin affect its performances via yield components and cumulative yields.

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Date: 2021-06-11
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Conference name: 5th CIGR International Conference and CSBE-SCGAB AGM 2021, Quebec City,QC, 11-14 May 2021.
Session name: Waste Management 4 - Agri-food Residues and Growth Media

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Coverage: Nigeria
Language 1: en
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Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering
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