Article Number: DRJBB286013413898

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJBB286013413898

ISSN: 2734-2158

Vol.5 (3), pp. 48-51, December 2019

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Original Research Article

Evaluation of Different Soil Sources and Pot Sizes on Early Seedling Growth of Parkia Biglobosa [keay] (Locust beans)

Oluwalana, T.

Okeleke, S. O.

*Akinbosoye, T. B. S.


Abstract

The study investigated the influence of different soil sources and pot sizes on the early seedling growth of Parkia biglobosa. The height, girth, and leaf counts were assessed. These treatments were subjected to a 3 x 3 factorial experiment that was replicated four times and laid in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD). Twelve 35cm x 25cm (large) polythene pot, 25cm x 20cm (medium-sized) polythene pot and 7.5cm x 10.3cm (small-sized) polythene pot were filled with different soil sources. These are forest soil, plantation soil, and actively cultivated forest soil. The result showed that the treatments containing forest soil in large polythene pot (S3P3) had the best performance in terms of height with the mean value of 14.47cm and a total height of 202.53cm, stem diameter of 0.45mm and leaf count a total number of 55.75 and mean of 3.98. actively cultivated soil in the medium poly pot is the least with a mean value of 9.73cm and total height 136.26cm, stem diameter with a total girth of 3.61mm and mean stem diameter of 0.26cm, and leaf count with the mean value of 43.50 and mean of 3.12. The above experimental results recommended that the forest soil in a large poly pot can be used by the farmers as it enhances better growth of Parkia biglobosa seedlings.



 Received: November 20, 2019  Accepted: December 24, 2019  Published: December 30, 2019

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