Effects of Tithoniadiversifolia Extract and Trichodermaasperellum on Growth and Yield of Strawberry Fruit (Fragaria× ananassavarDuch)

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A study on the effect of Tithoniadiversifolia extracts and Trichodermaasperellum on growth, yield, and quality of strawberry fruit (Fragaria× ananassavarDuch) wasconducted in Horticulture, Research and Teaching field, Egerton University. The field experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block design (RCBD), with 3 replications. The treatments consisted of 3 levels of Tithoniadiversifolia (0,250ml, 500ml, and 750 ml) andTrichodermaasperellum at three levels 0ml, 40ml and 80ml. Data were subjected to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and significant treatment means separated using Turkey’s Honestly Significant Difference Test at P ≤ 0.05. Application of Tithoniadiversifolia and Trichodermaasperellumincreased plant height, number of leaves per plant, number of flowers per plant, number of fruits per plant, increased fruit length and diameter, and total yield per plant compared to the control.
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2020
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East Africa
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