Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 443

Full Length Research Paper

On farm partial budget analysis of pepper (Capsicum Annuum L.) to the application of NP fertilizer and farmyard manure in Raya Azebo District, Northern Ethiopia

Kassa Melese
  • Kassa Melese
  • Horticulture Researcher, Alamata Agricultural Research Center, Alamata, Ethiopia.
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Wassu Mohammed
  • Wassu Mohammed
  • Plant Breeding Instructor and Researcher, School of Plant Sciences, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
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Gebre Hadgu
  • Gebre Hadgu
  • Plant Agronomy Researcher, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, P. O. Box 492 Mekelle, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 17 July 2017
  •  Accepted: 21 September 2017
  •  Published: 30 April 2018

Abstract

This research was conducted to assess the economic feasibility of inorganic fertilizer application and farmyard manure on Marako Fana pepper variety in Raya Azebo district, Northern Ethiopia. The combination of 25, 50, 75 and 100% of nationally recommended inorganic fertilizers and 10 t ha-1 farmyard manure as well as four control treatments (unfertilized, 100% farmyard manure, 100%  and blended fertilizer/NPS) were used in this study. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with three replications. The application of half rate recommended inorganic fertilizer in combination with 5 t ha-1 farmyard manure produced significantly, the maximum total and marketable dry fruit yield of 2.495 and 2.375 t ha-1. Moreover, this treatment was also better than other treatments and generated above the minimum acceptable marginal rate of return. Therefore, it could be concluded that this fertilizer rate could be used in the study area for the production of the variety under irrigation. Hence, to obtain optimum economic return from the production of pepper at the study area, it is recommended to apply an integrated fertilizer management approach.

Key words: Blender fertilizer, marginal rate of return, NP, partial budget.

Abbreviation

FYM, Farmyard manure; RNPR, recommended nitrogen and P2O5 rate; NP, recommended NPS rate; RCBD, randomized complete block design.