EFFECT OF THREE PLANTING DATES, PLASTIC MULCH AND ROW COVER ON YIELD OF COLLARD GREENS.

in HortScience
View More View Less
  • 1 George Washington Carver Agricultural Experiment Station, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Institute AL. 36088

Clear (CM), and black plastic (BM) mulches and bare (BS) soil plus VisPore (V) row cover (VCM, VBM, VBS), CM, BM, and BS in combination with drip irrigation and three planting dates January 3rd, February 16th, and March 16th, 1990, were used to evaluate the yield of `Georgia' collard greens. At the 1st planting date, both mulches and row cover treatments had significantly higher yield. At the 2nd and 3rd planting dates there were significant interactions between mulch and row cover. The interaction at the the 2nd planting date showed that yield was highest with VCM and VBS treatments and at the 3rd planting date CM, BM and VBS increased yield, respectively. The number of days to harvest decreased with each planting date and bolting was not observed for any planting date or treatment combination.

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 33 6 1
PDF Downloads 66 29 0