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Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2020 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 64-73
DOI: 10.3923/jps.2020.64.73
 
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Appropriate Compost/Soil Ratios for Sustainable Production of Garlic (Allium sativum L.) under Mycorrhization in Pots Experiment

Albert Ngakou , Steve Takoukam Toukam, Laurette Ngo Nkot, Richard Tobolbaï and Inna Maryamou

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Garlic are highly dependent on AMF but little is known about the appropriate compost/soil ratio that can boost crop growth and development under AMF inoculation. The present work was carried out in pots experiment at Dang-Ngaoundere to assess the effect of different compost/soil ratios inoculated with Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Fungi (AMF) on Allium sativum L. production. Materials and Methods: The experimental design was a randomized complete block comprising seven treatments, each of which was replicated thrice: T0: control soil without compost or AMF, T1: 1/2 (compost/soil) ratio +30 g AMF, T2: 1/4 (compost/soil) ratio +30 g AMF, T3: 1/3(compost/soil) ratio +30 g AMF, T4: 2/3 (compost/soil) ratio +30 g AMF, T5: Compost alone, T6: Compost alone +30 g AMF. The assessed parameters were the emergency rate, the frequency and intensity of mycorrhization, the plant length, the number of leaves/plant, the stem diameter, the bulb diameter and bulb weight/plant, the number of cloves/bulb and total bulb yield. Results: Results indicate that treatment T4 had a positive and significant (p<0.0001) influence on Emergency rate, mycorrhizal frequency and intensity, plant height, stem diameter, bulb weight, number of cloves/bulb and total bulb yield compared to other treatments. Compost alone as a substrate was too rich in organic components to sustain garlic growth. Conclusion: Hence, 2/3 (compost/soil) ratio was best suited and could be recommended for sustainable cultivation of Allium sativum inoculated with AMF under pot experiment.
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How to cite this article:

Albert Ngakou, Steve Takoukam Toukam, Laurette Ngo Nkot, Richard Tobolbaï and Inna Maryamou, 2020. Appropriate Compost/Soil Ratios for Sustainable Production of Garlic (Allium sativum L.) under Mycorrhization in Pots Experiment. Journal of Plant Sciences, 15: 64-73.

DOI: 10.3923/jps.2020.64.73

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jps.2020.64.73

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