Achieng Et Al

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

 


1
Chemistry
Department, Faculty of Science, Maseno University, P.O.
Box 333-40105, Maseno, Kenya.


2
Kenya
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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