Year 2019, Volume 4 , Issue 1, Pages 27 - 41 2019-04-15

Effects of Fertilizer Application on Growth Capacity of Castor (Ricinus Communis) Shrub

Samuel Ayodeji Omotehinse [1] , Anthony Clement Igboanugo [2]


Previous attempt to seek substitute locally available raw materials for sunflower oil, an imported raw material for surface coating manufacture has remained a challenge. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of organic fertilizer on the growth capacity of castor shrub since its oil has been found to be a close substitute to sunflower oil. This effort will drive backward integration in order to ensure sustained supply chain as required by local content policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria that will lead to developing local initiative for innovative technology. Data was obtained by measuring the progressive lateral growth parameters of the castor seed plant namely; plant height, stem diameter, leaf width, leaf length, petiole length and petiole diameter until maturity. A standard statistical package Minitab version 16.0 program was used to generate various plots which graphically depict and summarize the data while descriptive statistics of the data was solved using SPSS version 16.0 Software. The result showed that fertilizer type employed affects growth and development rate differently. In particular, poultry manure was found to be the most potent. The results also showed that the seed, upon sowing, sprouts in 7 days, and grows to maturity in about 146 days. It also suggest a growth capacity of 81.53 cm/kg which imports that in every 1 kg of soil considered, there is likely going to be available 1.51g of nitrogen. It is believed that this threshold amount of nitrogen would provide seemly quantity of nutrient that would sustain the growth.
Growth Capacity, Castor seed, Logistic model, Drying oils
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-5036-0800
Author: Samuel Ayodeji Omotehinse (Primary Author)
Institution: University of Benin
Country: Nigeria


Author: Anthony Clement Igboanugo
Institution: University of Benin
Country: Nigeria


Dates

Publication Date : April 15, 2019

Bibtex @research article { jetas477187, journal = {Journal of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2548-0391}, address = {Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi, Kimya Metalurji Fakültesi, Mathematik Mühendisliği, oda no:A235}, publisher = {Muhammet KURULAY}, year = {2019}, volume = {4}, pages = {27 - 41}, doi = {10.30931/jetas.477187}, title = {Effects of Fertilizer Application on Growth Capacity of Castor (Ricinus Communis) Shrub}, key = {cite}, author = {Omotehinse, Samuel Ayodeji and Igboanugo, Anthony Clement} }
APA Omotehinse, S , Igboanugo, A . (2019). Effects of Fertilizer Application on Growth Capacity of Castor (Ricinus Communis) Shrub. Journal of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences , 4 (1) , 27-41 . DOI: 10.30931/jetas.477187
MLA Omotehinse, S , Igboanugo, A . "Effects of Fertilizer Application on Growth Capacity of Castor (Ricinus Communis) Shrub". Journal of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences 4 (2019 ): 27-41 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jetas/issue/44868/477187>
Chicago Omotehinse, S , Igboanugo, A . "Effects of Fertilizer Application on Growth Capacity of Castor (Ricinus Communis) Shrub". Journal of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences 4 (2019 ): 27-41
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ISNAD Omotehinse, Samuel Ayodeji , Igboanugo, Anthony Clement . "Effects of Fertilizer Application on Growth Capacity of Castor (Ricinus Communis) Shrub". Journal of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences 4 / 1 (April 2019): 27-41 . https://doi.org/10.30931/jetas.477187
AMA Omotehinse S , Igboanugo A . Effects of Fertilizer Application on Growth Capacity of Castor (Ricinus Communis) Shrub. jetas. 2019; 4(1): 27-41.
Vancouver Omotehinse S , Igboanugo A . Effects of Fertilizer Application on Growth Capacity of Castor (Ricinus Communis) Shrub. Journal of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences. 2019; 4(1): 41-27.