Current Volume 5
Data on the Yobe state Sahelian soils' based resources and potentials are among the most limiting information in the Nigerian soil science literature. The objectives of this study are to evaluate the effects of different organic manures (cow dung and poultry droppings) on seed emergence and growth performance of amaranths plant in the Sahelian region of Yobe State, Nigeria. The study consists of 3 treatments, which include control (no manure), cow dung, and poultry droppings. These were laid out in a randomized complete block (RCBD) design, replicated three times. Seedling emergence and growth performance data were collected on plant height (cm), number of leaves, and leaf area index (cm2) at seedling emergence, 20 days after germination, and 40 days after germination. From the results, the poultry dropping was recorded to have the highest value for all the growth parameters; plant height (14.23cm), number of leaves (17.00) and leaf area index (8.60cm2). The experimental results of this study have shown that the application of poultry droppings has the tendency to induce higher growth performances and, therefore, it is recommended for farmers to use it so as to obtain higher growth indices of amaranths in the Sahel.
Amaranths, Manure, Seedlings, Gashua, Yobe state
Mahmud Sani , Babayo A. Ahmad , Sufiyanu Sani "Effects of Manure Types on The Emergence and Seedlings Growth of Amaranths in A Sahelian Savanna Region of Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 5 Issue 9 2022 Page 563-570
Mahmud Sani , Babayo A. Ahmad , Sufiyanu Sani "Effects of Manure Types on The Emergence and Seedlings Growth of Amaranths in A Sahelian Savanna Region of Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 5(9)