Effects of chicken and cattle manure on wheat production and soil properties in the high terrace and Karu soils in River Nile State in the Sudan

This study was conducted at Hudeiba Research farm on karu and high terrace soils for two consecutive seasons (2008/09 and 2009/10). Organic manures are traditionally used for supplying plant nutrients. Eight different fertilizer combinations from cattle and chicken manure plus phosphorus and nitrogen were tested to estimate their contribution to wheat grain yield. Changes in growth and yield parameters of wheat relative to inorganically fertilized control were measured. The combined yield analysis of the first season revealed that the treatment consisting of 4 tons Ch/ha + 86 kg N/ha + 43 kg P2O5 was the best for wheat production on both the high terrace and Karu soils. This treatment gave the highest wheat grain yield (3375kg/ ha). The first season findings of the trial suggested that crop productivity may be improved significantly by the application of various organic manures.
Cette étude a été menée à la ferme de recherche de Hudeiba sur les sols de Karu et de haute terrasse pendant deux saisons consécutives (2008/09 et 2009/10). Les engrais organiques sont traditionnellement utilisés pour fournir des éléments nutritifs. Huit combinaisons différentes d’engrais à partir de fumier de bovin et de poulet ainsi que le phosphore et l’azote ont été testés pour évaluer leur contribution au rendement en grain du blé. Les changements dans la croissance et les paramètres de rendement du blé par rapport au contrôle inorganiquement fertilisé ont été mesurés. L’analyse combinée du rendement de la première saison a révélé que le traitement se composant de 4 tonnes Ch/ha + 86 kg N/ha + 43 kgP2O5 était le meilleur pour la production du blé à la fois sur la haute terrasse et les sols de Karu. Ce traitement a donné le meilleur rendement en grains du blé (3375 kg/ha). Les résultats de la première saison de l’essai indiquaient que la productivité des cultures peut être significativement améliorée par l’application de différents engrais organiques.
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