Effect of Farm Yard Manure on Growth of Lime Plants (Citrus aurantifolia L.)

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Mohamed, I.A.
Eltahir, F.H.
Eltilib, A.M.M.A.
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Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Shambat, Sudan
An experiment was conducted in a nursery belonging to the Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum in 1995 to study the effect of different rates of farm yard manure (FYM) on the growth characteristics and leaf nutrients content of lime plants grown in a clay loam soil collected from Sennar area. The rates of FYM were 0.0, 70, 105, 140 and 175 g per plant. Data were collected on plant height, stem diameter, number of leaves and fresh and dry weights of different lime parts. Leaf-N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Zn and Cu contents were determined at the termination of the experiment, after six months. The results showed that the application of different rates of FYM to lime plants increased all growth parameters over the control. Generally, as the rate of FYM increased all growth values tended to increase. The results also showed no significant differences in leaf- N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Zn and Cu contents among the treatments. However, all rates of FYM resulted in greater values of leaf nutrients content than the control.
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