The Effect of Poultry Manure on Growth, and Yield of Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum mill) Cultivated in Salt Marsh Soil.


  • Najat Mohamed Eglus Plant Department, Science Faculty, Misurata University, Misurata, Libya.
  • Gazala M. Alhdad Plant Department, Science Faculty, Sirte University, Sirte, Libya.
  • Hawa Ismail Al-Qant Plant Department, Science Faculty, Misurata University, Misurata, Libya.
  • Salma Meftah Alar Plant Department, Science Faculty, Misurata University, Misurata, Libya.



Salinity, Treated poultry manure, Cherry tomato, Growth, Yield, Ions.


The tomato is an important, popular, and versatile vegetable in the world and ranks number one in its contribution to the diet. One of the most common land degradation processes that affect agricultural production is soil salinization; however, organic production can be utilized to reduce the effect of salinity on many plants. The study aims to investigate the effect of different concentrations (0.25, 31, 38, and 44%) of poultry manure (PM) on cherry tomato plants grown in marsh soil and to study the effectiveness of fertilizer in improving soil properties. The results showed that the application of PM in marsh soil increased plant height, root length, fresh and dry weight, the number of flowers and fruits, and shoot potassium concentration, while shoot sodium concentration decreased. The present study concluded that treating salt marsh soil with PM levels, especially with PM4, could reduce salinity stress damage on cherry tomato plants, increase biomass production, and improve soil properties.


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How to Cite

Eglus, N. M., Alhdad, G. M., Al-Qant, H. I., & Alar, S. M. (2023). The Effect of Poultry Manure on Growth, and Yield of Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum mill) Cultivated in Salt Marsh Soil. Scientific Journal for Faculty of Science-Sirte University, 3(2), 59–67.