IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 12, December 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
A. Ogunsesin and E. A. Aiyelari
In order to study the effects of swine manure with Terminalia catappa leaves compost and NPK 15-15-15 fertilizer on growth and yield of pepper, an experiment was conducted in the Screenhouse of the Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan in 2010. Five treatments: control (without fertilizer), 13.0, 16.3, 19.6 t/ha swine manure + almond leaves (SA) compost and 0.3 t/ha NPK 15-15-15 fertilizer were each mixed with 5 kg soil in experimental pots. The treatments were arranged in a completely randomized design with four replications. Data were taken on fruit yield (FY), number of fruits (NF), plant height (PH), stem girth (SG), number of branches (NB) and number of leaves (NL) of pepper. Shoot dry matter (SDM) and nutrient uptake (NU) of pepper were determined at 18 weeks after transplanting (WAT). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and ANOVA at α0.05.