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Title: EFFECTS OF THE ENVIRONMENT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF TOMATO (LYCOPERSICON ESCULENTUM MILL) IN THE NORTHERN GUINEA SAVANAH OF NIGERIA
Authors: BODUNDE, JACOB GOKE
Keywords: ENVIRONMENT,
PERFORMANCE,
TOMATO,
(LYCOPERSICON ESCULENTUM MILL),
NORTHERN GUINEA,
SAVANAH OF NIGERIA
Issue Date: Feb-1987
Abstract: Two sets of experiments were conducted with the broad objective of assessing the effects of some cultural practices on the reduction of temperature around tomato plants grown during hot periods in the Northern Guinea Savanah ecological zone of Nigeria. Each experiment was conducted at two locations in 1985 (Samaru, 11°11'N, 7°38'E, and Kadawa 11°39'N, 8°2'E) and one location (Kadawa) in 1986. In the first experiment, three types of spatial arrangements were compared to ascertain what beneficial effects arrangement conferred on heat-stressed tomato plants. The results showed that plants arranged on both sides of the furrow or in a sunken bed had better growth,, development, and yield than those on only one side of the furrow. Number of days from sowing to flowering and maturity were, however, not influenced by treatments. In the second trial, the effect of a shade crop of maize on the micro-environment around tomato plants was studied. Shading depressed growth and development of tomato plants. Although a higher proportion of flowers set fruits under shade, fewer flowers were formed in the shade treatments than in the sole tomato treatment
Description: A thesis submitted to the Postgraduate School, Ahmadu Bello University in partial fulfillment for the award of the Degree of Master of Science in Crop Physiology in the Department of Plant Science February, 1987
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5081
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