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Allelopathic Effect of Tropical Spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis L.) Powder on the Performance of African Eggplant (Solanum macrocarpon L.)

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College of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, P.M.B 5524, Dugbe, Ibadan.

*Corresponding author: AWOGBADE. A.L, Email: yemilarry206@yahoo.co.uk


This project was carried out to investigate the allelopathic effect of Commelina benghalensis on the performance of Solanum macrocarpon. The experiment was carried out at Federal College of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Ibadan (Latitude 7o 22’N, Longitude 3o 05’E). The whole plants of Commelina benghalensis was uprooted and washed in clear water, later air-dried to a constant weight and grinded to powdery form. The treatments were arranged in different dosages; 0 g (control), 20 g, 40 g, 60 g, 80 g and 100 g. The powdery Commelina benghalensis was broadcasted on each plot size 1 m by 1 m, mixed thoroughly and left for 2 days before the seeds of Solanum macrocarpon were planted, the experiments were laid out in randomized complete block design (RCBD). All data collected were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) and significant treatment means were separated using Duncan multiple range test (DMRT) at 5% level of significance. Three plants were tagged to collect the following data: plant height (cm), stem girth (cm), number of leaves and yield (tons/ ha). The results at 8 WAT showed that Solanum macrocarpon treated with 40 g of Commelina benghalensis had highest number of leaves (18.60) and yield (8.53 tons/ ha). It can therefore be recommended that 40 g of powder Commelina benghalensis should be applied on Solanum macrocarpon plants to obtain good and better yield.


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Allelopathic Effect of Tropical Spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis L.) Powder on the Performance of African Eggplant (Solanum macrocarpon L.)

How to cite this paper: AWOGBADE. A.L., ONI O.O., OLADEJO L.F., ADEDEJI J.A., OKUNADE R.F. and ODUNBAKU S.O. (2019) Allelopathic Effect of Tropical Spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis L.) Powder on The Performance of African Eggplant (Solanum macrocarpon L.). International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture, 3(3), 153-157.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2019.09.002

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