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Effects of neem seed cake and NPK fertilizer on the growth and yield of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)

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dc.contributor.author Eifediyi, E.K.
dc.contributor.author Ahamefule, H.E.
dc.contributor.author Remison, S.U.
dc.contributor.author Aliyu, T.H.
dc.contributor.author Akanbi, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-22T11:36:07Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-22T11:36:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-30
dc.identifier.citation Eifediyi, E.K., H.E. Ahamefule, S.U. Remison, T.H. Aliyu, N. Akanbi. 2017. ”Effects of neem seed cake and NPK fertilizer on the growth and yield of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 50 (2): 57-72. DOI: 10.1515/cerce-2017-0015. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/941
dc.description.abstract Soils of the southern Guinea savannah zone of Nigeria are low in organic matter content, inherently infertile due to intensive weathering and leaching caused by high temperature and rainfall. A field experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of the University of Ilorin, during the 2013 and 2014 cropping seasons, to determine the effect of neem seed cake and NPK fertilizer on the performance of sesame crop (Ex Sudan cv). Treatments consisted of three levels of NPK fertilizer 20:10:10, applied at 0, 100 and 200 kg ha-1 and neem seed cake (NSC), applied at 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 t ha-1. The experiment was laid out in a 3 x 5 factorial arrangement replicated thrice. Data were collected on soil parameters (some physical and chemical properties), plant growth parameters (plant height, number of leaves and leaf area) and yield components (number of capsules per plant, weight of seeds per plant and weight of seeds per hectare). The result of the study indicated that using the highest level of application of NPK fertilizer, neem seed cake and their combinations significantly (p<0.05) increased the growth of sesame plants, in the 2 years of study. However, the 100 kg ha-1 of NPK and 3 tha-1 and their combinations gave the highest yield and yield components of sesame during the period of study. The result of the study revealed that using high levels of NPK, neem seed cake and their combinations favoured vegetative growth at the expense of seed formation. Farmers are therefore encouraged to use organic and inorganic fertilizer moderately to prevent excessive vegetative growth of sesame. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.subject sesame en_US
dc.subject inorganic and organic fertilizers en_US
dc.subject vegetative growth en_US
dc.subject yield en_US
dc.title Effects of neem seed cake and NPK fertilizer on the growth and yield of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation E.K. Eifediyi, H.E. Ahamefule, N. Akanbi, Department of Agronomy, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
dc.author.affiliation S.U. Remison, Department of Crop Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Nigeria
dc.author.affiliation T.H. Aliyu, Department of Crop Protection, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 50
dc.issue 2
dc.publicationDate 2017
dc.startingPage 57
dc.endingPage 72
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/cerce-2017-0015


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