Journal of Horticulture

Journal of Horticulture
Open Access

ISSN: 2376-0354

Adefisoye Mabel Damilola

Teaching and Research Farm, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

  • Research   
    Assessment of Moringa oleifera as Bio-Pesticide against Podagrica spp on the growth and yield of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench)
    Author(s): Adefisoye Mabel Damilola* and Morakinyo Fasipe Olutoye Temitope

    In the A field experiment was carried out to determine the effects of varying concentrations of Moringa oleifera leave aqueous extract on growth, yield and control of insect Podagrica spp. The experiment was set up in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) consisting of five treatments replicated three times. The varying treatment concentrations were; 1:10, 1:20, 1:30 and 1:40. Okra seeds of Clemson spineless variety was planted at a spacing of 60 cm by 30 cm. Plant growth parameters of plant height, stem girth, leaf area and number of leaves were taken at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 weeks after bio-pesticides application while yield parameters of number of fruits and pod analysis were taken at harvest with harvesting carried out at four days intervals. Insect count was observed at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 weeks after bio-pesticides and percentage defoliation of leaves evaluated... Read More»

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