© Global Journal Of Agricultural Sciences . 2006. Vol. 5 No. 1
Publisher: Bachudo Science Co. Ltd
Economic Optimum of Nitrogen Fertilizer Application In Cucumber Production: The Case of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) Farm, Obubra Campus
V. E. Enya, O. Agba
KEYWORDS: Cucumber, Economic optimum, Nitrogen fertilizer.
ABSTRACT:This paper examines the economic optimum of nitrogen fertilizer resources for cucumber production in Cross River University of Technology Obubra campus. Data were collected on fruit weight, price of cucumber, price and quantity of nitrogen fertilizer applied. A single regression analysis approach involving the use of Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) estimation technique was adopted. The ratio of the marginal value product to marginal input cost was used to estimate fertilizer economic optimum. The study revealed that though nitrogen fertllizer had a significant positive influence on output of cucumber. it was not utilized at its economic optimum level.
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