Okra Lab Report

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The experiment shall be carried out at the Organic and Agricultural Farms of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (Lat7˚15ˈN and Long3˚25ˈE) which lies in the derived savannah zone of South-Western part of Nigeria. It is characterized with bimodal rainfall (with peak in July and September) giving rise to two planting season categorized as early season and late season. Early rain starts from late march and early April which ends in July, with rain splash in August. Late rain starts in early September and ends in November while dry season starts from late November and ends in early March. The soil chemical properties of the experimental site shall be analysed for experimental purpose. 3.2 Experimental Design and Plot Layout The experiment…show more content…
3.4.2 Number of Days to 50% Flowering This shall be determined for sole okra and intercrop okra (at 2 weeks before sowing egusi melon, same time with egusi melon and 2 weeks after sowing egusi melon) which shall be determined from the day of planting to when half of the plant population in each plot had flowered. 3.4.3 Number of Leaves/Plant This shall be determined fortnightly by counting the number of leaves on 5 plants sampled per plot from both main plot and sub plot. 3.4.4 Plant Height (cm) This shall be determined fortnightly by measuring the height (with the aid of measuring tape) of 5 plants sampled per plot from both main plot and sub…show more content…
3.5 Data Collection on Egusi Melon Data shall be collected on egusi melon based on the following growth and yield parameters; 3.5.1 Percentage Emergence (%) This shall be determined for sole egusi melon and intercrop egusi melon (at 2 weeks before sowing egusi melon, same time with egusi melon and 2 weeks after sowing egusi melon) at 2 weeks after sowing. 3.5.2 Number of Days to 50% Flowering This shall be determined for sole egusi melon and intercrop egusi melon (at 2 weeks before sowing egusi melon, same time with egusi melon and 2 weeks after sowing egusi melon) which shall be determined from the day of planting to when half of the plant population in each plot had flowered. 3.5.3 Number of Leaves/Plant This shall be determined fortnightly by counting the number of leaves on 5 plants sampled per plot from both main plot and sub plot. 3.5.4 Vine Length (cm) This shall be determined fortnightly by measuring the length of vine (with the aid of measuring tape) on 5 plants sampled per plot from both main and sub plot. 3.5.5 Leaf Area

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