African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Full Length Research Paper

Biomass yield and partitioning of greenhouse-grown wild watermelon Cucumis africanus in response to different irrigation intervals and NPK fertilizer levels

Nkgapele R. J
  • Nkgapele R. J
  • Limpopo Agro-Food Technology Station, School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Limpopo, Private bag x1106, Sovenga, 0727, Republic of South Africa.
  • Google Scholar
Mphosi M. S.
  • Mphosi M. S.
  • Limpopo Agro-Food Technology Station, School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Limpopo, Private bag x1106, Sovenga, 0727, Republic of South Africa.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 01 October 2012
  •  Published: 26 February 2015


Atta S, Seyni HH, Bakasso Y, Sarr B, Lona I, Saadou M (2011). Yield character variability in Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.). Afr. J. Agric. Res. 6(6):1371-1377.
Auwalu BM, Babatunde FE (2007). Analysis of growth, yield and fertilization of vegetable Sesame (Sesamum radiatum Schum). J. Plant Sci. 2(1):108-112.
Erdem Y, Yűksel AN, Orta AH (2001). The effects of deficit irrigation on watermelon yield, water use and quality characteristics. Pak. J. Biol. Sci. 4(7):785-789.
Gardner FP, Pearce RB, Mitchell RL (1985). Physiology of crop plants. Iowa state university press: Ames pp. 187-209.
Gomez KA, Gomez AA (1984). Statistical procedures for agricultural research 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, New York. pp. 146-184.
Hopkins WG (1992). Introduction to Plant Physiology. John Wiley & sons, Inc.: New York pp. 176-189.
Hunt R (1979). Plant growth analysis: The rationale behind the use of the fitted mathematical function. Ann. Bot. 43:245-249.
Khan MH, Chattha TH, Saleem N (2005). Influence of different irrigation intervals on growth and yield of bell pepper (Capsicum annuum Grossum Group). Res. J. Agric. Biol. Sci. 1(2):125-128.
Kramer PJ, Boyer JS (1995). Water Relations of Plants. Academic Press: London pp. 158-184.
Kuehl RO (2000). Design of experiments: statistical principles of research design and analysis 2nd ed. Duxbury press, New York. pp. 173-184.
Linnemann AR, Craufurd PQ (1994). Effects of temperature and photoperiod on phenological development in three genotypes of bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranean). Ann. Bot. 74:675-681.
Mafeo TP, Mashela PW (2009). Responses of germination in tomato, watermelon and butternut squash to Cucumis bio-nematicide. J. Agric. Environ. Sci. 6:215-219.
Mulvane RL (1996). Nitrogen — Inorganic Forms. In: Sparks D.L. (ed.). Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 3.Chemical Methods. Madison: WI pp. 1-12.
Ndlovu J, Afolayan AJ (2008). Nutritional analysis of the South African wild vegetable Corchorus olitorius L. Asian J. Plant Sci. pp. 1-4.
Prusinkiewicz P (2004). Modeling plant growth and development. Cur. Opin. Plant Biol. 7(1):79−83.
Salisbury FB, Ross CW (1992). Plant Physiology, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, California pp. 126-147.
Sensoy S, Ertek A, Gedik I, Kucukyumuk C (2007). Irrigation frequency and amount affect yield and quality of field-grown melon (Cucumis melo L.). Agric. Water Manage. 88:269-274.
Singh S, Kumari R, Agrawal M, Agrawal SB (2009). Modification of growth and yield responses f Amaranthus tricolor L. to sUV-B under varying mineral nutrient supply. Sci. Hortic. 120:173-180.
Stoskopf NC (1981). Understanding crop production. Reston publishers Co., Inc.: Reston, Virginia pp. 46-108.
Summerfield RJ, Dart PJ, Huxley PA, Eaglesham ARJ, Minchin FR, Day JM (1997). Nitrogen nutrition of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) I. Effects of applied nitrogen and symbiotic nitrogen fixation on growth and seed yield. Exp. Agric. 13:129-142.
Tesar MB (1984). Physiological basis of crop growth and development.American Soc. Agron., Inc., & Crop Sci. Soc. America, Inc. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. pp. 134-160.
Tilman D, Cassman KG, Matson PA, Naylor R, Polasky S (2002). Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices. Nature 418:671-677.
van Averbeke W, Juma KA, Tshikalange TE (2007). Yield response of African leafy vegetables to nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium: The case of Brassica rapa L. subsp. chinensis and Solanum retroflexum Dun. Water SA. 33:355-362.