African Journal of Agribusiness Research

African Journal of Tropical Agriculture ISSN 2375-091X Vol. 7 (11), pp. 001-005, November, 2019. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Comparative effects of Apron plus 50DS and soil amendment on the growth, yield and food components of soybean

A. A. Adegbite1*, G. O. Agbaje1, L. O. Adegbite2, L. B. Taiwo1 and R. O. Awodoyin3

1Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Obafemi Awolowo University, P.M.B.5029, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria.

2Oyo State Agricultural Development Programme, Ibadan/Ibarapa Zonal Headquarters Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria.

3Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Accepted 07 July, 2019

Abstract

Comparative effects of Apron plus 50DS (a systemic fungicide) and soil amendment (poultry droppings) on growth yield and food components of soybean (TGX 1485-1D) were studied. Soybean seeds treated with recommended dose of Apron plus 50DS had lower percentage germination when compared to the other treatments while the untreated seeds (control) had the highest percentage germination. Seeds treated with Apron plus and planted on amended soil gave the best performance in terms of development and yield. Biochemical analysis of harvested seeds showed an increase in protein content of seeds treated with recommended dose of Apron plus, planted on amended soil. Seeds treated with less than the recommended dose had the highest percentage carbohydrate content, while untreated seeds planted on amended soil had the lowest carbohydrate content. The control experiment had the highest percentage crude fibre while the lowest was recorded for seeds treated with recommended dose of Apron plus, planted on amended soil. However, there is no significant difference among the treatments in percentage ash and moisture content.

Key words: Apron plus 50DS, soil amendment, soybean, yield.