Dvorak, Petr; Tomasek, Jaroslav and Hamouz, Karel (Eds.) (2011) Effect of mulching materials on the soil temperature, soil water potential, number and weight tubers of organic potatoes. .
The mulching with chopped grass (GM) and black textile mulch (BTM) were compared to non-mulching control variant (C) with mechanical cultivation in two regions of the Czech Republic. Especially in plots with BTM were first formed ridges and covered by the black polypropylene non-woven textile and then they were planting. The surface mulching of potatoes affected the soil temperature (higher about 0.2 – 1.6 °C than in C) and water potential of the soil (higher only by 8 kPa than in C). GM had a significant effect on the yield of ware potatoes. The final tuber yield was higher by 22.9 % on plots with GM in comparison with C. GM resulted in a significant increase of the number and weight of tuber fraction 56-60 mm and over 60 mm.
|Keywords:||grass mulch, textile mulch, yield, organic agriculture|
|Subjects:||"Organics" in general|
|Research affiliation:||Czech Republic > Czech University of Life Sciences (CZU)|
|Deposited By:||Dvořák, Ing., Ph.D. Petr|
|Deposited On:||05 Mar 2012 10:12|
|Last Modified:||05 Mar 2012 10:12|
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