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The experiment was conducted at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka-Kaduna, to determine the effect of poultry manure and NPK fertilizer on the growth, fruit and yield of cucumber. Two (2) treatment of poultry manure (10tons/ha and 15tons/ha) and two (2) treatment NPK fertilizer (150 kg/ha) and (200 kg/ha) were used. Experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) and parameters measured include number of leaves, leaf diameter, vine length, number of flowers, fruit weight and fruit diameter the data was collected at 3, 6 and 9 WAP and subjected to analysis of variance and Duncan’s Multiple Range Test (DMRT) at the end of the experiment, the results showed a significant effect (P < 0.05) of above treatment generally, poultry manure (15ton/ha) has the highest yield (P < 0.05), while the control plant has the lowest (P < 0.05) yield. It is recommended that the horticulturist in the study area should adopt poultry manure (15 tons/ha) for effective growth and good fruit yield of cucumber.
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