Achieng et al
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (3), pp. 235-239, March 2013.
ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 102712155
Effects of Rate and Split Application of Nitrogen Fertilizer on Yield of Two Sugarcane Varieties from Ratoon Crop
1*George O. Achieng, 1Samwel O. Nyandere, 1Philip O. Owuor, 2Gordon O. Abayoand and 2Chrispine O. Omondi
1Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Maseno University, P.O. Box 333-40105, Maseno, Kenya.
2Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF) Kisumu, P.O. Box 44-40100, Kisumu, Kenya.
Corresponding Author’s E-Mail: georgeoindo @ gmail.com, Tel: +254723479111
Nitrogen fertilizers applied either in single or split
application is the main agronomic inputs to sugarcane
production. The objective of this study was to determine the
effects of nitrogen fertilizer rates and split application
on yield of first ratoon crop of late (CO 421) and early
maturing (D 8484) sugarcane varieties. Analysis of variance
at p≤0.05 indicated that the mean yields were 117.6 and
124.3 ton cane per hectare for CO* 421 and D* 8484
respectively at harvesting. This study showed that there was
no significant difference in the effects of nitrogen
fertilizer rate and split application on yield.
Key words: yield, ratoon crop, varieties, Nitrogen rates and split application CO-Coimbatore, D-demarara