A two-year field experiment was conducted during the cropping seasons of 2019 and 2020 to examine the influence of different organic manure sources, NPK fertilizer and combined application of organic manure and NPK fertilizer on the growth and yield of cucumber at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike situated in a rain forest agro-ecology. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with three replications. The treatments were sole application of organic manures (poultry manure, goat manure and rabbit manure at 10 t/ha, NPK fertilizer at 300 kg/ha and combination of organic manures and NPK fertilizer at 5 t/ha and 150 kg/ha, respectively. The results showed that the application of poultry manure closely followed by a combined application of poultry manure and NPK fertilizer significantly (P<0.05) increased the vine length, number of leaves per plant, leaf area, leaf area index, fruit weight, fruit length, fruit diameter, number of fruits and fresh fruit yield compared to the other treatments investigated. The highest fresh fruit yield per hectare was recorded in year 2019 cropping season, which was higher by 24.56% compared to year 2020 cropping season while the interaction between poultry manure and year 2019 gave the highest fresh fruit yields. Therefore, poultry manure source or a combination of poultry manure and NPK fertilizer can be adjudged to be better sources of high soil nutrients for cucumber production in Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.
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JUMOKE, BLESSING. "Influence Of Organo-Mineral Fertilizers On The Growth And Yield Of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) In Umudike, South Eastern Nigeria." Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2023). Accessed 30 Nov. 2023. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/influence-of-organo-mineral-fertilizers-on-the-growth-and-yield-of-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l-in-umudike-south-eastern-nigeria-7-2