Irrigation scheduling and water use efficiency on cabbage yield

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Irrigation scheduling and water use efficiency on cabbage yield

Mexoese Nyatuame, Francis Ampiaw, Victor Owusu-Gyimah, Bingali Mabinde Ibrahim
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.3( 7), 29-35, July 2013.
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Abstract

Irrigation frequency is one of the most important factors in irrigation scheduling, and a proper irrigation frequency can establish moderate moist and oxygen conditions in the root zone throughout the crop growth period. This study was conducted to study the effect of scheduling irrigation on the water use efficiency and yield of cabbage. It was conducted on a cabbage farm within the Ho Municipality. The weights of harvested cabbage heads were recorded. Four raised beds were prepared with two replication labelled into various treatment (T1, T2, T3, and T4). Treatment 1 was irrigated every day, Treatment 2 irrigated three times in a week, Treatment 3 irrigated only once in a week and Treatment 4 was under control (No irrigation). Treatment 1 (T1) yielded the highest weight(kg) of cabbage head after harvesting and the lowest water use efficiency as compared to yields of treatment 2 and 3 with treatment 4 yielding the least in weight of cabbage heads. The relationship between yield and applied water will allow to improve the management of water resources under water scarcity.

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