Small outer cloves treated with different combinations of fertilizers

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Small outer cloves treated with different combinations of fertilizers

Christian Jay P Watson, Analyn V Sagun
J. Bio. Env. Sci.23( 1), 210-216, July 2023.
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A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of combined inorganic and biofertilizers on the growth of garlic and its bulb yield, using small outer cloves as planting material. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with four fertilizer treatments and three replications. Data were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) to determine if there was a significant difference among the treatments, and comparison of treatment means was further tested using Tukey’s Honest Significant Difference (HSD) at 5% level of significance. Results showed that garlic applied with mykovam and vermicompost (T4) has the highest survival rate (82.67%), longest (43.64cm) and widest (1.0cm) leaves, the most number of leaves (7.47), maximum plant height (52.73cm), widest bulb diameter (3.21cm), the most number of cloves per bulb (19.40), and the heaviest fresh (199.58g) and dry (137.65g) weight, and highest projected yield (6.12tons/ha), but was comparable to all fertilizer treatments in terms of plant height, leaf length, bulb diameter, and number of cloves per bulb. Moreover, garlic applied with a full dose of commercial fertilizer (T1) had the shortest length of days of emergence comparable to garlic applied with 50% RR and mykovam (T2).


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