EFFECT OF INTRA-ROW SPACING ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM) AT THE EXPERIMENTAL SITE OF WOLLO UNIVERSITY, SOUTH WOLLO, ETHIOPIA

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted at the experimental site of Wollo University, kelemeda during in 2013 cropping season. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of intra-row spacing on the growth performance of garlic. The experiment was conducted on a randomized complete block design with three replications. Only one local variety was used on the experiment. The result of the experiment revealed significant difference among treatments with regard to plant height at 56 days after emergence. Plant height was influenced by intra row spacing such that plant height increases when the intra row spacing of the plant decreases. A significance difference was also recorded in leaf width, leaf length and leaf number per plant as influenced by intra row spacing (P<0.05). The highest leaf width (1.99) was recorded in treatment five (planted with 20cm plant spacing). The wider the plant spacing the higher was the leaf number. However the results of the experiment did not include yield components. Thus, a similar research should be conducted so as to assure the results of this experiment and to include yield components.

Keywords: : Experiment, Garlic, Growth Performance


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