Vol. 27 (2021)
Articles

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

Published July 21, 2021
S. Asomah
Department of Horticulture and Crop Production, School of Agriculture and Technology, University of Energy and Natural Resources, P.O. Box 214, Sunyani-Ghana
J. P. Anankware
Department of Horticulture and Crop Production, School of Agriculture and Technology, University of Energy and Natural Resources, P.O. Box 214, Sunyani-Ghana
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R.R. Adjei
Department of Horticulture and Crop Production, School of Agriculture and Technology, University of Energy and Natural Resources, P.O. Box 214, Sunyani-Ghana
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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. https://doi.org/10.31421/ijhs/27/2021/8923

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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