Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
December, 2015 Special Anniversary Review Issue. Vol. 4(12): pp. 895-899
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Full Length Research Paper
Effects of Geographical Locations and Soil on Growth and Yield Characters of Cotton (G. Hirsutum) in Kano State, Nigeria.
1Kutama*, A.S, 1Dangora I.I..,2 Umma, M., 3Hassan, K.Y and 4Ibrahim, M.
1Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University, Dutse. P.M.B 7156-Nigeria
2Department of Biology, Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil.
3Department of Biology, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano
4Road Safety Corps, Nigeria
Accepted 16 December, 2015
Field trials laid out in a completely Randomized Design were conducted in one location in each of the three Geo-political zones of Kano state and a control in Katsina state, a known cotton growing state, during the 2004 wet season. The objective was to assess the impact of geographical location on the growth and yield parameters of SAMCOT 9 cotton variety and to determine the possibility of growing cotton throughout the state. Most growth parameters were significant (p<0.001) in relation to location (site). A low yield ranging from 700 to 800Kg/ha seed cotton was obtained in different locations when cotton was grown under the same agronomic practices which could be attributed to early ending of rainy season in September, 2004. It appeared that the three geographical zones of the state could support substantial cotton production depending on the amount and distribution of rainfall and other ecological factors. Farmers in all the zones are ready to grow cotton if market is made available to them nearby.
Keywords: cotton, growth, yield, geographical location.
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