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Achieng et al

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (3), pp. 235-239, March 2013.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Paper

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


Abstract:

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

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