EFFECT OF CUTTING POSITION AND VINE PRUNING LEVEL ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF SWEET POTATO (Ipomoea Batatas L.).

ABSTRACT

There is yawning variation in yield of storage roots and vines of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) among farmers due to the use of different cutting positions and pruning of vines at different levels. Therefore, the aim of this study was to establish the cutting position and the vine pruning level that give the highest yield of both the storage roots and vines. Determination of storage root length, central storage root diameter, storage root weight and vine weight among different cutting positions and vine pruning levels was the objective of the study. The study was conducted in a 3x3 factorial arrangement in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. Factor 1 was cutting position and it had three levels (apical cutting, middle cutting and basal cutting). Factor 2 was pruning level and it had three levels (0, 25 and 50%). Twenty-seven ridges were aptly constructed using a spade. Length, width and height of each ridge were measured 120, 50 and 40 cm respectively. Vine weight was measured at 50 days after planting (vine pruning day) and 100 days after planting (storage root harvesting day) and added to make total weight. Storage root length, diameter and weight were measured at 100 days after planting. Data was analysed using GenStat version 14 and mean separation was done using the least significance difference (LSD) at 5% significance level. Storage root length indicated significant difference (p

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APA

MOREPROOF, M (2021). EFFECT OF CUTTING POSITION AND VINE PRUNING LEVEL ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF SWEET POTATO (Ipomoea Batatas L.).. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-cutting-position-and-vine-pruning-level-on-growth-and-yield-of-sweet-potato-ipomoea-batatas-l

MLA 8th

MOREPROOF, MUNETSI "EFFECT OF CUTTING POSITION AND VINE PRUNING LEVEL ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF SWEET POTATO (Ipomoea Batatas L.)." Afribary. Afribary, 01 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-cutting-position-and-vine-pruning-level-on-growth-and-yield-of-sweet-potato-ipomoea-batatas-l. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

MOREPROOF, MUNETSI . "EFFECT OF CUTTING POSITION AND VINE PRUNING LEVEL ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF SWEET POTATO (Ipomoea Batatas L.).". Afribary, Afribary, 01 May. 2021. Web. 18 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-cutting-position-and-vine-pruning-level-on-growth-and-yield-of-sweet-potato-ipomoea-batatas-l >.

Chicago

MOREPROOF, MUNETSI . "EFFECT OF CUTTING POSITION AND VINE PRUNING LEVEL ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF SWEET POTATO (Ipomoea Batatas L.)." Afribary (2021). Accessed July 18, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-cutting-position-and-vine-pruning-level-on-growth-and-yield-of-sweet-potato-ipomoea-batatas-l