Fapohunda et al
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (4), pp. 280-285, April 2013.
ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals
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
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.