E3 Journal of Environmental Research and Management
E3 Journal of Environmental Research and Management Vol. 4 (3) pp. 0209-0213, April 2013; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2141-7466
Influence of nutrient amendments of soil quality on germination, growth and yield components of two varieties of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench) sown at University of Uyo botanical garden, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.Okon, J. E 1 *
1 Department of Botany and Ecological Studies, University of Uyo, P. M. B. 1017, Uyo. Akwa Ibom State-Nigeria
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 24 March 2013
The effects of organic and inorganic amendments of soil quality on germination, growth and fruit yield of two local cultivars of Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench was studied under field conditions using perforated polythene bags. The results obtained revealed that both supplements improved the soil properties and caused significant (P<0.05) stimulation in germination, growth and fruit yield (number of fruits 8 WAP) in the varieties studied but the stimulation was more with organic supplements. This study suggests the use of organic manure in this area.
Keywords: Abelmoschus esculentus, supplements, soil.[Download Article - PDF]