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Fapohunda et al

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (4), pp. 280-285, April 2013.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 021913478

 

Comparative Shoot Responses of two Nigerian Crops to Glomus clarum and other Fertilizers

 

Fapohunda S.O.1*, Olawuyi O.J.2, Bello O.B.3

and Lawal T.4

 

*1Department of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Babcock University, Ilishan remo, Nigeria.

2Department of Botany, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

3,4Department of Biological Sciences, Fountain University, Osogbo, Nigeria.

 

1*Corresponding author oystak @ yahoo.co. uk


Abstract:

The comparative efficiency of organic and synthetic fertilizers were studied on maize and cowpea, two staple Nigerian crops. Chemical fertilizer did not support yield as much as poultry manure (PM) or arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), individual or in a combined state. The combination of PM and AMF was the best application expressing yield in form of shoot productivity. Glomus clarum was a good fertilizing candidate in this study
 
Keywords: Glomus clarum, maize, cowpea, fertilizers, shoot.

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