Effects of Intra-Row Spacing on Vegetative Growth Performance of Potato (Solanumtuberosum L) at Wolkite University, Ethiopia
International Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology
Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2017, Pages: 44-48
Received: Jun. 29, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 18, 2017; Published: Aug. 15, 2017
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Kifle Zerga, Department of Horticulture, Wolkite University, Wolkite, Ethiopia
Beza Getu, Department of Horticulture, Wolkite University, Wolkite, Ethiopia
Kedija Mohammed, Department of Horticulture, Wolkite University, Wolkite, Ethiopia
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Abstract
An experiment was conducted on the effects of the intra-row spacing on the yield and yield components of potato cultivars in Wolkite University College of agriculture and natural resource. The treatments include three intra-row spacing (20 cm, 30 cm and 40, 50 cm). The treatments were arranged in the randomized complete block design (RCBD) replicated three times. Data was collected on number of leaves per plant, number of stem, leaf length, above ground fresh weight. Analysis of variance for all considered parameters (Leaf length, Number of Branches per plant, Number of Stem per plant, Number of leaf per plant, Plant height, above ground fresh weight). Among the studied characters leaf length, number of leaf per plant and above ground fresh weight were statistically different (p<0.05). However number of branches per plant, number of stem per plant and plant height were not statistically different. Cultivar Gudenie at 50 cm was shown significantly higher leaf length, number of leaf per plant and above ground fresh weight. Generally there was no significant effect number of branches per plant, number of stem per plant and plant height of the cultivar. Finally, it is better to study the effects of the spacing between plants with cultivars on yield to recommend the spacing in the study area. In addition to that since the best results were shown with 50 cm between plants, it is better to study more wider spacing along with economic analysis and objective stated. This is a short term strategy; therefore, the study should be repeated over year. In order to address the significance of all the studied characters and to recommend the appropriate intra-row spacing for the studied area.
Keywords
Intra-Row Spacing, Gudenie Variety, Potato
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Kifle Zerga, Beza Getu, Kedija Mohammed, Effects of Intra-Row Spacing on Vegetative Growth Performance of Potato (Solanumtuberosum L) at Wolkite University, Ethiopia, International Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2017, pp. 44-48. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpp.20170102.12
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