Effect of different types of organic fertilizers on growth, quality and yield of tomatoes in sandy soil

This study was conducted in Bara locality during the period 2009-2010 to assess the impact of using different types of organic fertilizers on tomato yield growing in a sandy soil. Five treatments were compared, i.e., compost, fresh chicken manure, fresh cattle manure, fresh chicken + cattle manure and untreated control. The design of experiment was Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. All treatments resulted into higher tomato yield compared to the control. Compost fertilizer gave the highest tomato yield of 13.58 t/ha.
Cette étude a été menée dans la localité de Bara au cours de la période 2009-2010 afin d’évaluer l’impact de l’utilisation de différents types d’engrais organiques sur le rendement des tomates dans un sol sablonneux. Cinq traitements ont été comparés, à savoir, le compost, le fumier de poule frais, le fumier de bovins frais, le fumier de bovins additionné à celui de poules et le témoin non traité. La conception de l’expérience a été la conception de block complet randomisé (RCBD) avec trois répétitions. Tous les traitements ont entraîné une hausse de rendement des tomates par rapport au témoin. Le compost a donné le rendement le plus élevé de tomates de 13,58 t / ha.
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