Evaluation of Sustainable Bio-Liquid Fertilizer (Supergro) on the Production of Fluted Pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) (Published)
Experiment was conducted at the green house Niger Delta University Teaching and Research Farm, to investigate the efficacy of Super gro on the growth and yield of Fluted pumpkin Telfairia occidentalis. Treatment levels of 0mL, 5mL, 10mL and 15mL were replicated three times in Completely Randomized Design (CRD) to assess on the following parameters in Centimeters (CM); vine length, number of leaves. Leaf Area in CM2, and yield at 8 weeks after planting. Readings were taking at every 2 weeks intervals ( 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks). Results revealed that supergro had significant effect (P<0.05) in all the parameters evaluated, particularly at 15mL treatments at week 8 when compared with the control. Vine length at 8WAP had (107.11cm;0mL 66.78 cm), Number of leaves ( 22.67 as against 9.98), Leaf Area cm2 32.17cm2 ; 23.36 cm2 ) and Yield kg/ha-1 (1.69 kg/ha-1 ;0.43kg/ha-1). SuperGro significantly influenced all the growth and yield parameters of fluted pumpkin Telfairia occidentalis as expressed from Turkey method of mean separation at 5% probability of significance.