GROWING OF COMMERCIAL SYCAMORE OCCIDENTALIS) IN SLT CENTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH

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GROWING OF COMMERCIAL SYCAMORE OCCIDENTALIS) IN SLT CENTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH

ABSTRACT

The growing of commercial sycamore plant(Platanus occidentalis) in SLT centre for agriculture and bioscience research in IMT Enugu was studied. The plant seedlings were obtained from horticulture garden  in SLT botanical garden, IMT Enugu was studied. The pre-planting and post-planting operations were carried out appropriately on September 2014. Inspection, care and maintenance activities were carried out on the plants on weekly  bases while the plants’ performances were observed and recorded for eight weeks. On the first week, stripes of pink colour were observed on the pre-existing leaves of the plants indicating the plants’ acclimatization to the new environment. The leaves turned lemon green on the second week while development of node on the stems were observed on the third week. Apical growth stage and meristems development stage were observed on the fourth and fifth week respectively while budding stage and petiole development stage were observed on the sixth and seventh week respectively with increment in stem length and leave diameter. The twig stage which is characterized by enlargement of stem, development of broadly- ovated leaves and continuous apical growth and increment of the nodes and the internodes were observed on the eightieth  week. At this stage, the sycamore plants were found to be anatomically shaped and disease free with rapid in growth proving a successfully grown plants for bioscience researches.

LIST OF TABLES 
Table 1:    General sycamore Diseases and management
Table II:    Physiological Observation of sycamore plant

LIST OF FIGURES 
Fig:1:    Digging operation for sycamore planting        37
Fig: 2    Propagation of sycamore plant                 39
Fig 3:    Filling the hold after sycamore planting        40
Fig 4:    Irrigated sycamore plant                    42
Fig 5        Sycamore plant after two weeks of planting    46
Fig 6:    sycamore plant after four weeks of planting    47
Fig 7:    sycamore plant growth between six to eight weeks of planting       48

TABLE OF CONTENT

TITLE PAGE
DEDICATION
ACKNOWLADGMENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
1.4  SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
1.5 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 SYCAMORE PLANT
2.2  FEATURES OF SYCAMORE PLANT
2.3 NUTRITIONAL VALUES AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF SYCAMORE FRUIT
2.4 PLANTING OF SYCAMORE TREE (Platanus occidentalis)
2.5 DEFECTS OF SYCAMORE TREE
2.6  ECOLOGICAL FEATURES OF SYCAMORE TREE

CHAPTER THREE
MATERIALS AND METHOD.

3.1 MATERIALS
3.2 METHODS
3.2.1.DIGGING THE HOLES
3.2.2 CARRYING THE TREES TO THE SITE
3.2.3  PROPAGATING THE PLANT IN THE HOLE
3.2.4  FILLING THE HOLE WITH SOIL
3.2.5  MULCHING OF SYCAMORE PLANT
3.2.6 IRRIGATION OF SYCAMORE PLAN.
3.2.7   WEED CONTROL.

CHAPTER FOUR
RESULT

CHAPTER FIVE
DISCUSSION, CONCLUSSION AND RECOMMENDATION

5.1 DISCUSSION
5.2  CONCLUSION
5.3 RECOMMENDATION

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