The effect of soil mulching on the yield and quality of garlic developing inflorescence stalks
Department of Horticulture
Janosika 8, 71-424 Szczecin, Poland
In the years 1985-1988 a one-agent field experiment was conducted in order
to investigate the effect of soil mulching on the yield of garlic. The
following items were used for mulching: transparent plastic film 0.05 mm
thick, black plastic film 0.05 mm thick, pressed cereal straw, sawdust,
and peat. It was found that the soil mulching treatment used in the
cultivation of garlic exerted a favourable effect on the amount and
quality of the yield. This type of cultivation contributed to a 26.2%
increase in the marketable yield as compared with the cultivation of
garlic without soil mulching.
Rekowska E., 1997. The effect of soil mulching on the yield and quality of garlic
developing inflorescence stalks. Folia Horticulturae 9/1: 59-65.