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Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 9(2), pp. 215-221, 2019

ISSN: 2276-7770

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Effect of Mycorrhiza, Fertilizer and Watering Regime on the Growth and Development of Mansonia altissima A CHEV. Seedlings


Kareem A.A.; Adio A.F.


Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Jericho, Ibadan, P M B 5054 Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria.





Article No.:042819081

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.2.042819081



A greenhouse investigation was conducted to determine the effect of Arbuscular mycorrhiza, N. P. K fertilizer and moisture supply on Mansonia altissima seedlings. The experiment was 3x3x3 factorial experiment in completely randomized design with each of factor has 3 levels and was replicated 5 times. Application of arbscular mycorriza does not have significant effect on growth parameters assessed, while  N. P. K fertilizer and moisture supply had significant differences at (p<0.05) on seedling height, collar diameter and leaf production. Seedlings treated to 1g of fertilizer had the highest seedlings height mean value of 17.34cm, collar diameter of 3.63mm and leaf count of 8 while control had the least value of seedlings height, collar diameter and leaf production with 14.80cm, 3.02mm and 7 leaves respectively. Seedlings watered at pot capacity on daily basis had the highest seedling height and collar diameter of 16.99cm and 3.52mm respectively. Response observed in the present investigation revealed that more research work can be carried out to ascertain the appropriate arbuscular mycorrhiza to be used on the species based on compatibility.


Submitted: 28/04/2019

Accepted:  01/05/2019




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Cite this Article: Kareem AA; Adio AF (2019). Effect of Mycorrhiza, Fertilizer and Watering Regime on the Growth and Development of Mansonia altissima A CHEV. Seedlings. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(2): 215-221,

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