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Ibrahim and Fadni

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (4), pp. 299-304, April 2013.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Paper

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


Abstract:

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 organic fertilizers.
 
Keywords: sandy soil, organic fertilizers, compost, chicken manure, cattle manure, tomatoes.

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