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Influence of organic mulching on drip irrigation management of cabbage cultivation

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Andressa Scholz Berça ; Thais Grandizoli Mendonça ; Claudinei Fonseca Souza
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Rev. Ambient. Água; v. 14, n. 4, p. -, 2019.

Abstract Irrigation has been pointed out in recent decades as the major consumer of water. Considering the need for a rational use of water resources and the importance of mulching for planting, this study evaluated the effect of organic mulching (sugarcane straw) under soil water storage for cabbage crop development. This research was conducted at CCA/UFSCar, and the experimental design was a completely randomized design with four replications and two treatments with and without sugarcane straw. Water application was performed by a drip irrigation system and irrigation management was determined from data collected by TDR. The use of organic mulching did not interfere with cabbage productivity under greenhouse conditions. The straw presents efficiency for reduction of soil evaporation and, consequently, increases water-use efficiency. The soil cover made it possible to save up to 28.1 mm (14.5%) of the water depth. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/21222-4 - Effect of mulch on the management of trickle irrigation in the culture of cabbage
Grantee:Andressa Scholz Berça
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation