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Garlic (Allium sativum L.) Growth Parameters as Affected by Different Mulching with Irrigation under Fiche Condition, Ethiopia

Version 1 : Received: 19 July 2017 / Approved: 19 July 2017 / Online: 19 July 2017 (22:50:23 CEST)

How to cite: Gessesew, W.S.; Gebreslassie, T.Y. Garlic (Allium sativum L.) Growth Parameters as Affected by Different Mulching with Irrigation under Fiche Condition, Ethiopia. Preprints 2017, 2017070053 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201707.0053.v1). Gessesew, W.S.; Gebreslassie, T.Y. Garlic (Allium sativum L.) Growth Parameters as Affected by Different Mulching with Irrigation under Fiche Condition, Ethiopia. Preprints 2017, 2017070053 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201707.0053.v1).

Abstract

A field experiment to assess the effect of mulch on growth (days to maturity, plant height, leaf length and leaf number) of Garlic (Allium Sativum L.) was conducted in 2015 - 2016 at Addis Ababa University Selale campus, on demonstration field to identify optimum plant growth using different mulches for Garlic tested independently. The experiment was designed using randomized complete block. The analyzed result using ANOVA shows significance difference among the treatments. Plots treated with black polyethylene mulch and grass mulch enhanced maturity by about 114 and 116 days, respectively, while garlic in control showed slightly delayed maturity of 125 days. Maximum plant height (66.5 cm) was recorded in the plants mulched by black polyethylene mulch followed by grass mulch which records 62.3 cm and 52.3 cm, respectively. A highly significant variation (p<0.05) in the leaf length was observed at the different mulch treatments. Significantly maximum leaf number (15.3) was recorded in plants mulched with black polyethylene followed by grass mulch with 14.0 leaf number. Thus, black polyethylene and grass mulch performs better than control treatment in growth parameter evaluation of garlic plants under fiche condition.

Subject Areas

Black polyethylene, Mulches, Allium sativum, Growth, Grass

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