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Direct Research Journals
Vol.4 (7), pp. 173-175, July 2016
ISSN: 2354-4147

Responses of Agronomic Parameters of Tomato Seedlings to pH Level and Shade
Article Number: DRJA61409172

Original Research Article

Ojewumi, A. W*., Kadiri, M. and Aworokun, S. O.

Department of Pure and Applied Botany, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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date Received: April 19, 2016     date Accepted: June 2, 2016     date Published: June 18, 2016


This study was carried out to evaluate responses of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentus) seedlings to shade and different pH  levels. The experiment was arranged in completely randomized design (CRD) of 4 replicates per treatment. Agronomic data such as plant height, number of leaf, stem girth, leaf area, fresh and dry weight of roots, shoots and chlorophyll contents of the tomatoes were determined. The data were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) of statistical analysis system (SAS) Institute, 1999. Means were separated by Duncan’s Multiple Range test (DMRT) at P < 0.05. Results of the study revealed that highest tomato height (21.50 cm), number of leaf (24.52) and leaf area (3.59 cm2), fresh weight (5.67 kg), root dry weight (0.74 kg) and chlorophyll content (0.19) were recorded in tomato treated with pH 9 and shade.

Key words: Agronomic parameters, chlorophyll, pH level, tomato seedlings and shade.



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Agronomy,Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh Gujarat, India.
Mehboob Ahmad
Plant breeding and genetics(tomato breeding),
Research-Officer,Hazara Agricultural Research Station,Abbottabad,Pakistan.
Prof. Adel Shatta
Food Technology Department,Faculty of Agriculture,Suez Canal University
Ismailia, 41522,Egypt.
Prof Dr Riad El-Mohamedy
Plant pathology and biotechnology,National Research Center , Egypt.
Prof. Dr. Shahanaz Khatun
Biomedical Science, Protein and enzyme chemistry,Department.of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
Dr. Ernest Eteng
Soil Chemistry/Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition,Department of Soil Science & Meteorology, MOUA Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.
Dr. Zakaria Fouad Fawzy
Agriculture Sector – Horticulture Crops ,National Research Centre – Dokki – Giza – Egypt.