Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 9

Soil Properties, Grain Yield of Soybean (Glycine max) as Affected by Different Nodumax Stickers Grown on an Ultisol in Derived Savannah Ecology of Ishiagu Southeast Nigeria

OC Olejeme*, SO Nwafor, J Diken and AB Diobi

Department of Crop Production Technology, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Ivo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: OC Olejeme, Department of Crop Production Technology, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Ivo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

Received: February 03, 2023; Published: August 22, 2023


A trial on soil properties, grain yield of soybean (Glycine max) as affected by different nodumax stickers was conducted in derived savannah ecology of Ishiagu southeast Nigeria. In the experiment, a randomized complete block design (RCBD) was used with six (6) treatment replicated three (3) times, namely gum arabic, liquid milk, vegetable oil, no sticker, water and Control (No Inoculation). Pre-planting physico-chemical properties of the soils were determined to know the soil status, while inoculation was done in the field before planting. Soil properties such as pH, cation exchange capacity, organic carbon, available phosphorous, bulk density, particle size and porosity were evaluated. Also anaylsed were the yield components which included number of pods, number of seeds per pod, 100 seed weight and grain yield. After the data analysis which was drawn at 5% level of probability, the results revealed that the soil chemical properties analysed were significantly (P < 0.05) affected the treaments while the soil physical properties were not. Results also revealed higher yield values in inoculated plots. The values recorded in plots which had gum arabic as sticker were highest, though statistically similar to those with milk as sticker. Gum arabic, therefore, can therefore be substituted with milk when gum arabic is not available.

Keywords: Nodumax; Inoculant; Stickers; Soybean; Soil Properties; Yield


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Citation: OC Olejeme., et al. “Soil Properties, Grain Yield of Soybean (Glycine max) as Affected by Different Nodumax Stickers Grown on an Ultisol in Derived Savannah Ecology of Ishiagu Southeast Nigeria". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.9 (2023): 55-59.


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