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The effect of soil mulching on the yield and quality of garlic developing inflorescence stalks

Ewa Rekowska

Department of Horticulture
Agricultural University
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.