Effect of green manuring and farm yard manure on growth and yield of sugarcane

Gana, A.K.; Busari, L.D.

Sugar Tech 3(3): 97-100

2001


ISSN/ISBN: 0972-1525
DOI: 10.1007/bf03014570
Accession: 003729092

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Abstract
Field experiments were conducted in Nigeria during the rainy seasons of 1998 and 1999 to compare the effects of leguminous intercrops, i.e. cowpea (cv. L. 25), soyabean (Glycine max cv. TGM 579) and Sesbania rostrata; farmyard manure (FYM), i.e. cowdung (10 t/ha); and NPK fertilizer (120:60:90 kg/ha) on sugarcane cv. Bida Local. Intercropping with legumes did not significantly affect the growth parameters of sugarcane, i.e. crop vigour, stalk height and number of green leaves per stalk. However, crops treated with FYM and NPK fertilizer showed higher germination rates in both years. Sugarcane intercropped with legumes recorded greater crop vigour, stalk height, tiller number per plot and yield compared with sole sugarcane 6 and 12 months after planting. Sugarcane applied with FYM showed a more improved growth compared with sugarcane treated with NPK fertilizer.

Effect of green manuring and farm yard manure on growth and yield of sugarcane