Response of lowland rice-ratooned rice-fluted pumpkin sequence to fertilizer in rainfed inland valley in derived savannah of Nigeria

Authors

  • Sunday Ojo Adigbo Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
  • Joy N Odedina Federal University of agriculture, Nigeria
  • Clement G Afolabi Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
  • Adebola A Osipitan Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
  • M Agbonlahor Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
  • T O Fabunmi Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
  • C O Adejuyigbe Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
  • F G Atanda Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
  • M L Nweke-Okoh Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2017.109.1.04

Keywords:

rice, ratooned, triple cropping sequence, fertilizer, inland valley, Nigeria

Abstract

Trial was carried out at Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria between 2010 and 2012 to determine response of lowland rice-ratooned rice-fluted pumpkin sequence to fertilizer. Experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design arranged in split-split plot in three replicates. Three rice genotypes constituted the main treatments sown in May and harvested in August. Split fertilizers application constituted sub-plot treatments were 90:45:45 (single dose), 45:22.5:22.5 & 45:22.5:22.5 (1:1), 30:15:15 & 60:30:30 (1:2) and 60:30:30 & 30:15:15 (2:1) NPK ha-1 at tillering and heading. N-fertilizer rates were  sub-sub plot treatment and applied to ratooned ‘NERICA L-42’ had the tallest plants compare to others. ‘Ofada’ had the lowest number of days to 50 % flowering for main and ratooned rice, while ‘NERICA L-42’ had the highest number of days to 50 % heading. ‘NERICA L-41’ variety had the highest grain yield in main and ratooned rice. Based on this study, ‘NERICA L-41’ plus its ratooned rice obtained from single dose NPK and zero N-fertilizer plots produced grain yield of 4.69 t ha-1.

Author Biographies

  • Sunday Ojo Adigbo, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
    Crop Research Programme, Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resource and Agricultural Research Principal Research Fellow
  • Joy N Odedina, Federal University of agriculture, Nigeria
    Plant physiology & Crop Production  and Senior Lecturer
  • Clement G Afolabi, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
    Crop Protection department and Senoir Lecturer
  • Adebola A Osipitan, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
    Crop Protection Department
  • M Agbonlahor, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
    Agricultural Economics & Farm management  and Reader
  • T O Fabunmi, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
    Plant Physiology & Crop Production
  • C O Adejuyigbe, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
    Soil Science & Land management and Reader
  • F G Atanda, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
    Plant Physiology & Crop Production
  • M L Nweke-Okoh, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
    Plant Physiology & Crop Production

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Adigbo, S. O., Odedina, J. N., Afolabi, C. G., Osipitan, A. A., Agbonlahor, M., Fabunmi, T. O., Adejuyigbe, C. O., Atanda, F. G., & Nweke-Okoh, M. L. (2017). Response of lowland rice-ratooned rice-fluted pumpkin sequence to fertilizer in rainfed inland valley in derived savannah of Nigeria. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 109(1), 43-52. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2017.109.1.04

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