Cocoa pod husk and poultry manure on soil nutrients and cucumber growth

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dc.contributor.author Agyarko, K.
dc.contributor.author Asiedu, E.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-02T08:39:09Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-02T08:39:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/443
dc.description Published at Advances in Environmental Biology en_US
dc.description.abstract A study was conducted on a Chromic Lavisol at the College of Agriculture, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana to assess the effect of soil amendment with cocoa pod husk(CPH), poultry manure(PM) and their combinations on soil nutrients and the growth and yield of cucumber. Treatments were prepared as: Control (no amendment), 12t CPH, 12t PM, 6t CPH + 6t PM, 8t CPH + 4t PM and 4t CPH + 8t PM/hectare. Treatments were thrice replicated and the Completely Randomized Design (CRD) was used to assign treatments to experimental plots. The application of these two agricultural wastes significantly (pó0.05) increased the soil levels of pH(H2O), Exchangeable Cations, ECEC, Base Saturation, NH4+-N, NO3 - N and Available P over the control. The sole PM soil amendment gave the highest significant levels of Ca(5.85 me/100g soil), Mg(2.94 me/100g soil), Na(0.24 me/100g soil) ECEC(10.03 me/100g soil), NH+4 - N(84.63 ?g/g), NO-3 - N(10.71 ?g/g) and Available P(10.93 ?g/g), while the CPH soil amendment gave the highest K (0.46 me/100g soil) among the treatments. The combined CPH and PM in the soil amendments was found to enhance the release of nutrients in the soil. The growth and yield of cucumber were relatively improved with the nutrient levels in the soil. CPH may be useful in soil amendments as a good source of potassium for crop production. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Chromic Lavisol; Cocoa pod husk; Cucumber; Nutrients; Poultry manure en_US
dc.title Cocoa pod husk and poultry manure on soil nutrients and cucumber growth en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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