Effects of Varying Forms of Cassia Tora on The Growth Performance of Sorghum in Northern Sudan Savanna

Authors(4) :-Haruna Yahaya Rawayau, Abdullahi Rabi'u, Yusuf Abdulazeez, Ibrahim Aminu

A screen house experiment was carried out at the screen house of the Department of Agricultural Education, Federal College of Education, Katsina to assess the effects of different forms of Cassia tora on the growth performance of two different sorghum varieties (ICSVIII and fara fara) grown on top and subsoils of Northern Sudan Savanna. The measured growth parameters were plant height, stem girth, leaf number, leaf area, leaf width, and leaf length all at 4, 6 and 8 WAP. There was a significant effect of different forms of Cassia tora when the measured growth parameters were analyzed using ANOVA. The result of this study showed that freshly crushed (FC) and crushed, dried and ground (CDG) forms of the amendment material were significantly different from the control and chopped, dried and burnt (CDB).

Authors and Affiliations

Haruna Yahaya Rawayau
Department of Agricultural Education, Federal College of Education, Katsina, Katsina, Nigeria
Abdullahi Rabi'u
Department of Agricultural Education, Federal College of Education, Katsina, Katsina, Nigeria
Yusuf Abdulazeez
Department of Agricultural Education, Federal College of Education, Katsina, Katsina, Nigeria
Ibrahim Aminu
Department of Agricultural Education, Federal College of Education, Katsina, Katsina, Nigeria

Cassia Tora, ICSVIII, Fara Fara, Sorghum, Northern Sudan Savanna, Katsina

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 4 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 475-479
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1844129
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

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

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Haruna Yahaya Rawayau, Abdullahi Rabi'u, Yusuf Abdulazeez, Ibrahim Aminu, " Effects of Varying Forms of Cassia Tora on The Growth Performance of Sorghum in Northern Sudan Savanna, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.475-479, March-April-2018.
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