Evaluation of organo-mineral fertilizer on the growth and mineral composition of tomato
Tomato is one of the most important vegetable consumed worldwide. It contributes greatly to a healthy and well balanced diet. The aim of this trial was to evaluate the effects of organo-mineral fertilizer on the growth and mineral composition of tomato (Roma VF). The treatments were three levels of organomineral fertilizer at the rates of (0, 2.5, 5t/ha). The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) replicated three times. The results showed no significant difference in the plant height and number of leaf at different concentrations of organo-mineral fertilizers. Similar trend was observed in yield except in the number of fruits and flower that were significantly difference at different rates of organo-minerals. Proximate analysis of the tomato from treated and untreated soil was also not significantly different (P>0.05). The result of this study has shown that the organo-mineral has little effect on the growth and nutritional value of tomato.