Year 2016, Volume 62, Issue 1

Year : 2016
Volume : 62
Issue : 1
   
Authors : George TSIAKARAS, Spyridon PETROPOULOS, Vasilios ANTONIADIS
Title : THE EFFECT OF ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILIZATION ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND YIELD OF THREE BRASSICA SPECIE
Abstract : In the present study the effect of organic and inorganic fertilization on the development and yield of three Brassica species was examined. The experiment was conducted at Servota, Trikala during 2012-2013 growing season. Three brassica were studied [Broccoli: Grande F1, Cauliflower: Rex F1, Cabbage: Torpedo F1], whereas fertilization was implemented with the application of organic and inorganic fertilizers with plants getting the same amounts of nutrients at both occasions. Seeds from the three species were sown in seed trays containing peat and young seedlings were transplanted directly in the soil within an unheated plastic greenhouse. At the day of harvest plant features regarding plant development, such as the number of leaves, flower heads and main and second order shoots, total plant fresh weight, fresh weight of leaves and main and second order flower head and shoots, were recorded. From the results it is suggested that the fertilization method did not affected marketable yield for any of the studied species. The only features that were affected by fertilization method was leaf fresh and dry weight for cabbage and leaf dry weight for cauliflower, as well as shoot fresh weight for the same species. In conclusion, the fertilization method (organic or inorganic) does not affect yield of the studied species as soon as the plant nutrient requirements are covered.
For citation : George TSIAKARAS, G., Spyridon PETROPOULOS, S., Vasilios ANTONIADIS, V. (2016): The effect of organic and inorganic fertilization on the development and yield of three brassica specie. Agriculture and Forestry, 62 (1): 71-76. DOI: 10.17707/AgricultForest.62.1.08
Keywords : broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, organic fertilization, conventional fertilization
   
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ISSN 0554-5579 (Printed)
ISSN 1800-9492 (Online)
DOI : 10.17707/AgricultForest

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