Evaluation Of Soil Conditioner (Barbary-Plant (BP) Fertilizer) On Cucumber Hybrids (Cucumis Sativus L.) Under Cooled Plastic Houses Conditions In Khartoum State

Noha Elsheikh Mohammed Ahmed Elbadri, Mahadi Ahmed Abdalrahman, Alawia O. Hassan


This experiment was conducted for two successive seasons (June to September 2016 and January to mid April 2017) in cooled plastic house at Shambat Research Station, Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of Barbary - plant (BP) fertilizer; third generation (G3) on growth and yield of two cucumber hybrids. The experiment was laid out in a split plot design with four fertilizer treatments namely; 50g Barbary-Plant (BP) fertilizer, 75 g (BP), 100 g (BP) and (NPK) fertilizer as a check in rate 1.0 - 12.5g / plant during season, used as a sub plot, and two hybrids (A and B) as main plot replicated three times. The means were compared using Duncan Multiple Range Test (DMRT) at P < = 0.05. Seventy five g of (BP) per plant resulted in a significant increase in plant height, number of flowers and fruits per plant, total fruit yield (kg/m2), number of fruits/m2, fruit height and fruit diameter followed by 50 g (BP), NPK and 100g (BP). Moreover, using of 75 g (BP) resulted in a significant saving of water irrigation followed by 50 g (BP) and 100 g (BP). Likewise, using of (B-P) reflecting in controlling of pests and diseases and extended the harvesting period of the crop. Based on the statistical and economical analysis, the study recommended the application of the soil conditioner Barbary-plant (BP) at the rate of 75g per plant of cucumber (60kg (BP) / 300m2) in Sudan.


Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus L.), Greenhouse, Soil Conditioner (BP), Growth, Yield

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