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Effect of fertilizer application on growth performance of Mansonia altissima (A. Chev.) seedlings

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
  • 2Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
  • 3Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 8, Issue (12), Pages 1-7, December,10 (2019)


The experiment comprised of two different factors such as three fertilizer media: Poultry droplet, Cow dung and NPK 15.15.15 and six fertilizer concentration levels with 2kg of top soil each. The experiment was set up in Two-factor factorial experiment in Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with five replications.Two weeks after fertilizer treatment (WAP), data were collected fortnightly. Data collected were subjected to analysis of variance and treatment means found to differ significantly were separated using Duncan Multiple Range Test (DMRT) at p = 0.05. Results indicate significant differences in seedlings heights, collar diameter and in leaves count. All results obtained show that poultry droplet medium performed better. Since the use of cow dung improved the seedlings growth significantly, it is therefore recommended that it should be used to raise M. altissima seedlings in nurseries.


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