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Evaluation of Growth and Fruit Quality of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Irrigated with African Catfish Cultured Wastewater

A.O. Akinwole, A.B. Dauda and E.B. Oyewole.

Abstract
This paper reports findings of an experiment carried out in a greenhouse to evaluate the growth and fruits quality of cucumber grown in plots irrigated with African catfish cultured wastewater compared with those irrigated with ordinary well water. Six circular African catfish culture tanks and six cucumber planter boxes were used for this experiment, three each for the fish cum cucumber integrated system and the control system of cucumber irrigated with ordinary well water. The results of the research indicated that fish cultured wastewater had a better influence on the plant height, the number, length, and diameter of leaves, as well as the diameter and length of the fruits. Six experts, each independently assessed fruits from the two treatments for juiciness, sweetness, taste and crispiness. The fruits were assessed by experts who though were aware of the purpose of the evaluation, did not know the identity of fruits they were assessing. The fish effluent fertigated cucumber fruits had a higher mean score in juiciness, sweetness, taste and crispiness. Wastewater from the African catfish production system thus exhibits the potential for reuse in the production of cucumber plants as it had no negative effect on the organoleptic quality of cucumber fruit produced.

Key words: Cucumis sativus, Fish, Growth, Yield, Wastewater


 
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Akinwole A, Oyewole ADaE. Evaluation of Growth and Fruit Quality of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Irrigated with African Catfish Cultured Wastewater. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. 2019; 27(2): 95-100. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.13


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Akinwole A, Oyewole ADaE. Evaluation of Growth and Fruit Quality of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Irrigated with African Catfish Cultured Wastewater. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. 2019; 27(2): 95-100. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.13



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Akinwole A, Oyewole ADaE. Evaluation of Growth and Fruit Quality of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Irrigated with African Catfish Cultured Wastewater. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. (2019), [cited March 29, 2020]; 27(2): 95-100. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.13



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Akinwole, A. & Oyewole, . A. D. a. E. (2019) Evaluation of Growth and Fruit Quality of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Irrigated with African Catfish Cultured Wastewater. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci., 27 (2), 95-100. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.13



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Akinwole, A.O., and A.B. Dauda and E.B. Oyewole. 2019. Evaluation of Growth and Fruit Quality of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Irrigated with African Catfish Cultured Wastewater. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 27 (2), 95-100. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.13



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Akinwole, A.O., and A.B. Dauda and E.B. Oyewole. "Evaluation of Growth and Fruit Quality of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Irrigated with African Catfish Cultured Wastewater." Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 27 (2019), 95-100. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.13



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Akinwole, A.O., and A.B. Dauda and E.B. Oyewole. "Evaluation of Growth and Fruit Quality of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Irrigated with African Catfish Cultured Wastewater." Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 27.2 (2019), 95-100. Print. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.13



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Akinwole, A. & Oyewole, . A. D. a. E. (2019) Evaluation of Growth and Fruit Quality of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Irrigated with African Catfish Cultured Wastewater. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 27 (2), 95-100. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.13





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