Intra Row Spacing Effect on Growth Performance of Garlic (Allium Sativum (L.)) at Wolaita Sodo Southern Ethiopia

Martha Mebratu


The experiment was conducted at Wolaita sodo University collage of Agriculture, Department of horticulture practical site (research site) during in 2011EC. 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 (RCBD) with three replications and three treatments those are 8cm, 10cm and 12cm between plants. The raw data of each parameter from each plot and replication were collected and analyzed by analysis of variance (ANOVA) and  least  significant difference (LSD) was used to separate means at p<0.05 probability levels of significance with scientific calculator or SAS 9.2 Soft ware version. 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  50 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 (10.6) was recorded in treatment three (planted with 12cm 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: Garlic, Growth Performance, Experiment, Intra row spacing

DOI: 10.7176/JNSR/9-19-06

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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