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Effects of Chicken Manure on Growth and Yield of Jute Mallow (Corchorus olitorius L.) under Rain-Fed Conditions of Sudan

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A field experiment was conducted in 2013 and 2014 cropping seasons at the Research and Teaching Farms of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Gadarif, to evaluate the effect of different rates of chicken manure on the growth and yield of jute mallow. The experiment consisted of four levels of chicken manure viz; 0, 5, 10, and 20 t/ha. The treatments were arranged in a randomized complete block design with three replicates. The results showed that increasing chicken manure significantly increased all the growth attributes of jute mall and resulted in an increase in crop yield and yield components in both seasons. The present study revealed that jute mallow has a positive response to chicken manure application which succeeded to compensate the deficiency of minerals in the Gadarif State of Sudan under rain-fed conditions. The study also recommend that the highest chicken manure application rate (20 t/ha) is indispensible for vigorous growth and substantial increase in jute mallow under harsh semi-arid conditions of Sudan.

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Naim, A. , Ahmed, K. and Ahmed, F. (2015) Effects of Chicken Manure on Growth and Yield of Jute Mallow (Corchorus olitorius L.) under Rain-Fed Conditions of Sudan. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-8. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102042.

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