African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6691

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of soil-applied and foliar fertilizer on rice (Oryza sativa)

Alice Afrakomah Amoah
  • Alice Afrakomah Amoah
  • Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Collins Kofi Tetteh
  • Collins Kofi Tetteh
  • Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 01 April 2022
  •  Accepted: 20 July 2022
  •  Published: 31 August 2022

Abstract

Utilization of foliar fertilizer is not a common practice in field crop production in Ghana, upon this background this research was carried out to assess the combined effect of soil-applied and foliar fertilizer on growth and yield parameters of rice. Four treatments comprising of a control, soil-applied fertilizer and three others comprising of a combination of soil-applied and foliar fertilizer were used. The analyzed results showed some significant differences in growth and yield parameters measured.  Treatments that received the combination of soil-applied and foliar fertilizer performed better than the treatment that received the soil-applied fertilizer alone. Amongst the three treatment that received the combination of soil-applied and foliar fertilizer, T3 (soil-applied fertilizer + 150ml Boost-Extra/15l H2O) performed better than its counterparts. The results suggest that the combination of soil-applied fertilizer as basal and 150 ml Boost-Extra/15l H2O at panicle initiation stage is an option that can be adopted in the cultivation of rice.

Key words: Foliar fertilizer, boost-extra, Amankwatia rice, soil-applied fertilizer.