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Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Food, Environment and Extension
 

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Article No 13 of Volume 7.1 (2008)
 
    
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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE PERFORMANCE OF JUTE PLANT (CORCHORUS OLITORIUS L.) ON HOME GARDEN SOIL, FARMLAND AND COCOA PLANTATION SOILS AS INFLUENCED BY VARYING LEVELS OF N- FERTILIZER

1Olaleye, A. O. 2Ndubuaku, U. M. and *2Dada, O. A.

1Department of Soil Science and Farm Mechanization,

2Department of Crop Production,

Faculty of Agricultural Production and Renewable Resources,

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Yewa Campus, Ayetoro, Ogun State, Nigeria

 

 

 ABSTRACT

 

This experiment was carried out in the green house at the College of Agricultural Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Yewa Campus, to assess the performance of jute plant (Corchorus olitorius L.) on three soil-use types (viz; farmland soil, cocoa plantation soil and residential or home garden soil) treated with five nitrogen (N) levels: 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100 kg/ha respectively. The trial was laid out in a split-plot design arranged in a randomized complete block format with three replications. Data collected were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and the significant means were compared with Least Significant Difference (LSD) and Duncan’s Multiple Range Test (DMRT) at 1 or 5% probability. The results of the investigation showed that jute  plant ( Corchorus olitorius L.) performed best in cocoa plantation soil, with application of 50 kg/ha N. Among the interaction effects, combined application of 50kg/ha of N- fertilizer on cocoa plantation soil gave the best vegetative growth and dry matter yield.

 

Key words: N- fertilizer, Jute plant ( Corchorus olitorius L.), Farmland soil, Cocoa plantation

                     soil, Home garden soil.

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