Impact of organic and inorganic fertilizers on the growth and yield of cabbage in Ghana

July 21, 2021

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Asomah, S., Paarechuga Anankware, . J., & Remember Adjei, R. (2021). Impact of organic and inorganic fertilizers on the growth and yield of cabbage in Ghana. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 27, 46-49.

A field experiment was conducted at Dormaa Ahenkro, Ghana, to determine the impact of inorganic and organic fertilizers on the growth and yield of cabbage. The experiment was laid in a randomized complete block design with three replications. The experiment treatment comprises of sole application of poultry manure (PM), NPK 15:15:5, the combined application of poultry manure and NPK fertilizer (PM+NPK) and the control (no fertilizer). Data was collected on the number of leaves, stem girth, plant height, head diameter, head weight and edible head weight. There was a significant difference (P<0.05) among all the treatments. The combined application of PM+NPK recorded the highest values for all the parameters measured. From the results obtained farmers should consider the combined application of PM and NPK to maximize yield on their farm.

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