Response of Different Sawdust Mulch Thickness On The Growth Performance of Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicon.) In Dry Sub-Humid Zone of Borno State, Nigeria

Authors(3) :-Dalorima Tahir, Ibrahim Baba Shehu, Mustapha Shettima

A study was carried out in the demonstration farm of Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri to investigate the response of different mulch thickness on the growth performance of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon). The treatments include 1cm mulch, 2cm mulch, 3cm sawdust mulch and control (No mulch) which were laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) and replicated three times. The results shows that growth parameter like plant height and yield has no significant difference between the treatments (p=0.005) but all treatment has some superioty to the control. It is evident from this work that soil moisture retention was higher with the use of 3cm mulch and weed suppression was also significant in 3cm sawdust mulch.

Authors and Affiliations

Dalorima Tahir
Department of Agricultural Technology, Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, Nigeria
Ibrahim Baba Shehu
Department of Agricultural Technology, Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, Nigeria
Mustapha Shettima
Department of Agricultural Technology, Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, Nigeria

Mulching, Thickness, Sawdust

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 125-128
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173838
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Dalorima Tahir, Ibrahim Baba Shehu, Mustapha Shettima, " Response of Different Sawdust Mulch Thickness On The Growth Performance of Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicon.) In Dry Sub-Humid Zone of Borno State, Nigeria, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.125-128, November-December-2017.
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