Biotech Studies 2016, Vol 25, Num, 2     (Pages: 091-099)

The Effect of Liquid Animal Manure on Vegetative Growth and Fiber Properties Used as Top-Dressing in Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)Cultivation

Nebi AKYOL 1 ,Mehmet AYDIN 2

1 Toprak Su ve Çölleşme İle Mücadele Araştırma İstasyonu Müdürlüğü, Konya
2 Adnan Menderes Üniv., Ziraat Fakültesi, Toprak Bilimi ve Bitki Besleme Bölümü, Aydın
DOI : 10.21566/tarbitderg.281863 Viewed : 353 - Downloaded : 403 The production inputs must be chosen carefully for profitable and efficient agricultural activities, and outputs that produced during and after production process should be assessed effectively. In this study, usability of liquid animal manure used for top-dressıng in cotton was discussed. The experiment was established in Nazilli Cotton Research Station. The trail consisted of 6 subjects, 2 of them were control subjects and 4 of them were liquid animal manure dose subjects. Liquid animal manure doses were 4, 8, 12 and 16 kg N/da, and control applications were 0 and 9 kg N/da (chemical fertilizer). In the study, earliness, number of open boll, number of closed boll; ginning outturn, 100 seed weight, fiber strength, fiber length, fiber fineness values were analyzed. As a result of the study, it was determined that liquid animal manure applications had positive effects on ginning outturn, and 100 seed weight. Animal manure applications had same class intervals with chemical fertilizer applications on quality parameters and there was no statistically difference between them. Keywords : Cotton, top dressing, liquid animal manure, fiber properties