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Soil Properties, Growth, Fruit Yield, Mineral, Lycopene and Vitamin C Contents of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Grown with Green Manures and NPK Fertilizer

Taiwo Michael Agbede   ORCID icon orcid.org/ORCID ; Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management Technology, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, P.M.B. 1019, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria
Aruna Olasekan Adekiya   ORCID icon orcid.org/ORCID ; College of Agricultural Sciences, Landmark University, P.M.B. 1001, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria
Monday Olatunbosun Ale   ORCID icon orcid.org/ORCID ; Department of Agricultural and Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, P.M.B. 1019, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria
Ehiokhilen Kevin Eifediyi   ORCID icon orcid.org/ORCID ; Department of Agronomy, University of Ilorin, P.M.B. 1515, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Christy Adebukola Olatunji   ORCID icon orcid.org/ORCID ; Department of Hospitality Management Technology, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, P.M.B. 1019, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria

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APA 6th Edition
Agbede, T.M., Adekiya, A.O., Ale, M.O., Eifediyi, E.K. & Olatunji, C.A. (2018). Soil Properties, Growth, Fruit Yield, Mineral, Lycopene and Vitamin C Contents of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Grown with Green Manures and NPK Fertilizer. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 83 (4), 291-297. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/207928
MLA 8th Edition
Agbede, Taiwo Michael, et al. "Soil Properties, Growth, Fruit Yield, Mineral, Lycopene and Vitamin C Contents of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Grown with Green Manures and NPK Fertilizer." Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, vol. 83, no. 4, 2018, pp. 291-297. https://hrcak.srce.hr/207928. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Agbede, Taiwo Michael, Aruna Olasekan Adekiya, Monday Olatunbosun Ale, Ehiokhilen Kevin Eifediyi and Christy Adebukola Olatunji. "Soil Properties, Growth, Fruit Yield, Mineral, Lycopene and Vitamin C Contents of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Grown with Green Manures and NPK Fertilizer." Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus 83, no. 4 (2018): 291-297. https://hrcak.srce.hr/207928
Harvard
Agbede, T.M., et al. (2018). 'Soil Properties, Growth, Fruit Yield, Mineral, Lycopene and Vitamin C Contents of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Grown with Green Manures and NPK Fertilizer', Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 83(4), pp. 291-297. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/207928 (Accessed 03 December 2021)
Vancouver
Agbede TM, Adekiya AO, Ale MO, Eifediyi EK, Olatunji CA. Soil Properties, Growth, Fruit Yield, Mineral, Lycopene and Vitamin C Contents of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Grown with Green Manures and NPK Fertilizer. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2021 December 03];83(4):291-297. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/207928
IEEE
T.M. Agbede, A.O. Adekiya, M.O. Ale, E.K. Eifediyi and C.A. Olatunji, "Soil Properties, Growth, Fruit Yield, Mineral, Lycopene and Vitamin C Contents of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Grown with Green Manures and NPK Fertilizer", Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, vol.83, no. 4, pp. 291-297, 2018. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/207928. [Accessed: 03 December 2021]

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Abstracts
Green manures as an alternative to inorganic fertilizer offer considerable potential as a source of plant nutrients and organic matter. Hence, field experiments were carried out during 2015 and 2016 cropping seasons to compare impacts of green manures (GM) and NPK 15-15-15 fertilizer on soil properties, growth, fruit yield, mineral, lycopene and vitamin C contents of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). The GM from green tender stems and leaves of: Pawpaw (Carica papaya L.), Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.), Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) and Gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth ex Walp.) were applied at 5 t ha-1, and the NPK fertilizer was applied at 300 kg ha-1. Plots without fertilizer were used as a control. Application of GMs reduced soil bulk density and increased soil organic matter (OM), N, P, K, Ca, Mg, growth and fruit yield of tomato compared with the control. The NPK fertilizer had no effect on soil bulk density and soil OM, and increased soil N, P, K, Ca, Mg, growth and fruit yield of tomato compared with the control. Gliricidia increased growth and fruit yield of tomato compared with NPK fertilizer and other GMs. The GMs and NPK fertilizer increased mineral, lycopene and vitamin C contents in the tomato fruits compared with the control. Moringa produced higher K, Ca, Fe, Zn, Cu, lycopene and vitamin C contents compared with other GMs and NPK fertilizer. Use of GM has potential to improve soil properties, and growth, fruit yield and nutritional contents of tomato than does NPK fertilizer. The Gliricidia treatment best improved soil properties and tomato productivity as indicated by the benefit-cost ratio. For those growing tomato for fruit quantity Gliricidia is recommended as green manure. For those that desire fruit quality Moringa is recommended as green manure.

Keywords
Azadirachta indica; Carica papaya; Gliricidia sepium; Lycopersicon esculentum; Moringa oleifera

Hrčak ID: 207928

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/207928

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