STUDIES ON SOIL MANAGEMENT FOR THE DRY AND WET SEASON PRODUCTION OF CABBAGE (Brassica oleracea cv. capitata) IN TRINIDAD

In the wet season cabbages were grown with and without bagasse mulch and with four différent bed layouts to improve drainage. The bed layouts were Raised- Flat Beds, Cambered Beds, Single-Row Ridges and Double-Row Ridges. Mulching increased average cabbage head weight and total marketable yield on Raised- Flat Beds and on Cambered Beds but the différences were not significant. Ridges produced better yields than Fiat or Catiibered Beds but the différences were not. statist ca ly significant. In the dry season the yield of cabbage was studied with and without mulches and irrigation. Four mulch matériels (bagasse, bay leaves, coffe^i^d drygrassl and two irrigation levels (irrigation at 3 and 7 day intervais) were used. Both irrigation and mulching significantly (P = 0.01) increased plant qrowth and yield above the control. There was no significant différence between two levels of irrigation and coffee husk gave the highest yield.


Issue Date:
Nov 09 1981
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
11




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