Effects of Planting Date and Period of Weed Control on the Growth and Yield of Cotton in Samaru, Zaria

  • Mohammed Mallam Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe.
  • Mustapha Yunusa Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe.
  • Mohammed Maigari Mangadu Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe.
Keywords: Cotton, Planting date, weed control, growth, yield

Abstract

A field trial was conducted during the 2013 - 2014 cropping seasons at the
Teaching and Research Farm of Samaru College of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello
University. Zaria located between latitude 11°11'N and longitude 7°38'E in the
Northern guinea savannah ecological zone of Nigeria at an altitude of 686m above
sea level. The land was ploughed, harrowed and pulverized with a hand hoe to make
the soil level smooth and suitable for seed germination and establishment. The trial
was laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with treatment
combinations of 7th May, 7th June, 7th July, 7th August, of 2013 - 2014 and weed
control of 0, 3, 6 and 9 weeks after sowing (WAS), replicated three times to give a
total of 16 sub plots. From the results, it was observed that planting cotton first
week June of every year and weeding once at 3 and 6weeks after sowing will
improve the performance of the crop in terms of growth and yield in Samaru, Zaria.
Therefore, farmers are advised to abide by this recommendation.

Published
2020-09-13
How to Cite
Mallam, M., Yunusa, M., & Mangadu, M. (2020). Effects of Planting Date and Period of Weed Control on the Growth and Yield of Cotton in Samaru, Zaria. Gombe Technical Education Journal, 12(2). Retrieved from http://gotejfcetgombe.com.ng/index.php/gotej/article/view/79

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