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Effects of sowing date on vegetative growth, yield and storability of two onion (Allium cepa L.) cultivars in the River Nile State, Sudan

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dc.contributor.author AhmedAlamin, Hassan Abdelmotalib Haj
dc.contributor.author Elkashif, Mohamed E.
dc.contributor.author Ali, Mohamed A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-27T05:08:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-27T05:08:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02-15
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/2013
dc.description Gezira j. of agric. sci. 15 (2): 21-35 (2017) en_US
dc.description.abstract Onion is one of the most important vegetable crops in the Sudan. Sowing date and cultivars are crucial factors for onion production and storability in the River Nile State. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the effects of sowing date onvegetative growth, yield and storability of the two onion (Allium cepa L.) cultivarsBaftaim and Abuferwa in the River Nile State, Sudan. Experiments were carried out at Shendi Research Station farm during two consecutive seasons of 2014/15 and 2015/16. Treatments consisted of three sowing dates, which were first week of December, January and February. Treatments were arranged in a split- plot design with three replicates. Main plots were assigned to the sowing dates and sub-plots to the cultivars. Results showed that the first week of December sowing date significantly resulted in the most vigorous vegetative growth and the highest total yield in both seasons. The cultivar Baftaim had more vigorous vegetative growth, larger bulb size and higher total yield than the local cultivar Abufrewa in both seasons. However, Abufrewa cultivar had higher dry matter content and better storability than Baftaim. Early transplanting of onion in the first week of December resulted in higher postharvest losses than late transplanting in both seasons. It is recommended to transplant Baftaim cultivar in the first week of December for immediate marketing and Abufrewa in the first week of February for long term storage. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Gezira j. of agric. sci. en_US
dc.subject Onion en_US
dc.subject Production - Onion en_US
dc.title Effects of sowing date on vegetative growth, yield and storability of two onion (Allium cepa L.) cultivars in the River Nile State, Sudan en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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