African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 761

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Leguminous Plants (Beans and Peanuts) and Abelmoschus Esculentus (Okra) Intercropped to Determine Okra Growth and Yield Performance

ALEX DORTIE KOLLEH, WASHINGTON TOE-WILLIE QUAQUA S. MULBAH

  •  Accepted: 06 July 2020
Plant nutrients are essential for adequate nutrition and high yield of a crop. Unfortunately in Liberia, there is a very large amount of rainfall; due to this condition, most natural soils are depleted and lack the ability to supply essential plant nutrients to improve crop performance. To improve on this, a study was conducted to investigate the influence of legumes (beans and peanuts) intercropped with okra to determine okra growth and yield at the Agriculture and Teaching field of Cuttington University in Liberia. The research consisted of six treatments with four replications; which were intercropped and randomized in CBD. Data were evaluated using parameters such as: (plant height, number of leaves, leaf width, leaf length, stem girth, pod number, pod length and pod weight). The Results from this study revealed that Peanut intercropped with okra observed higher plant height (111cm) at T4 and higher number of pods (25 (million/ha)), compared to T1. Fresh pods weight was considerably higher (630.8g/ha) at T4 compared to T1; followed by T3 (461g/ha), T5 (409g/ha), T2 (257.0g/ha) and T6 (222.2g/ha). Growth and yield of okra were significantly low at T1, which clearly showed that peanut influenced the performance and yield of okra in this study.

Keywords: Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF), Nutrient replenishment