International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 7, Issue 10 (2020)

Impact of spacing on the growth and yield characteristics of okra (Abelmochus esculentus (L) Moench) in southern region of Nigeria


Adesina OL, Wiro KO

A research work was carried out to determine the impact of plant spacing on the growth and yield characteristics of okra (Abelmoschums esculentus (L) moench) in the Southern Region of Nigeria. The variety used was NHEA47-4 and one factor (plant spacing) was involved. The experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of the Department of Crop and Soil Science of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Ndele Campus, Rivers State, Nigeria. The treatments were laid out as factorial arrangement in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) replicated three times. Results from the study showed that while the closest plant spacing (45x30cm) resulted in the highest height, plant spacing (60x45cm) was the best as it gave significant difference in stem diameter, number of leaves, leaf area, number of pod, pod length, pod weight and also seed weight. The planting spacing (60x60cm) was considered undesirable because it favoured more vegetative characteristics but less yield. It is therefore recommended that okra farmers in the Southern Region of Nigeria should adopt plant spacing of (60x45cm) for efficient, attractive and marketable okra pods.
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Adesina OL, Wiro KO. Impact of spacing on the growth and yield characteristics of okra (Abelmochus esculentus (L) Moench) in southern region of Nigeria. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 7, Issue 10, 2020, Pages 64-67
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