Ibrahim and Fadni
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (4), pp. 299-304, April 2013.
ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 021813471
Effect of Organic Fertilizers Application on Growth, Yield and Quality of Tomatoes in North Kordofan (sandy soil) western Sudan
Kh. H. M. Ibrahim and O.A.S. Fadni
Department of Land and Water Research Center, Agriculture Research Corporation (ARC). Sudan, Elobied Research Station.
Corresponding Author’s Email: fkhalidhamdan @ yahoo. com or fadni @ hotmail. com
The Study was
conducted in Bara locality of North Kordofan state, for two
consecutive winter seasons (2009/2010). The objective of the
study was to investigate the effect of different types of
organic fertilizers on soil chemical and physical
properties, and on growth, yield and quality of tomatoes
fruits. The experiment consisted of five treatments. The
treatments were laid in a randomized complete block designed
(RCBD) with three replications. Soil analysis showed that
the experimental area is dominated by sandy soil texture.
Tomato seeds were planted in the nursery and then
transplanted into the field after five weeks. Data collected
Soil sampling and analysis, Results of soil samples analysis
showed significant (p≤0.05) change in the soil chemical and
physical properties and increase in the amount of organic
matter content especially. The production indicators showed
that the tomatoes Agronomic parameters were significantly (P
≤ 0.05), affected by the addition of different sources of
Keywords: sandy soil, organic fertilizers, compost, chicken manure, cattle manure, tomatoes.