Effect of intra-row spacing on growth and yield of two eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) cultivars under Blue Nile State conditions, Sudan

Faiha I. M. Hassan, Eisa Y. A. and Adlan M. A. Adlan

Net Journal of Agricultural Science
Published: April 4 2018
Volume 6, Issue 2
Pages 11-15
DOl: https://doi.org/10.30918/NJAS.62.18.013


Experiments were carried out in Damazin Research Station during summer 2016 and 2017 to determine the effect of intra-row spacing on two eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) cultivars growth and yield. The treatments used are three intra-row spacing viz. 30, 40 and 50 cm with two cultivars (Wizo and black beauty), the experiments were arranged in a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. The data collected including growth and yield parameters was analyzed using the GenStat statistical package. Results show that that Wizo cultivar recorded the best statements than black beauty cultivar. The wide spacing (50 cm and 40) intra-row spacing recorded the highest number of leaves/plant, number of fruits/plant and fruit length (cm). The 30 and 40 cm intra-row spacing and Wizo gave the greatest yield (tons/ha) in two seasons. The study advised to use Wizo cultivar and 40 cm intra row-spacing is appropriate to cultivate eggplant in Blue Nile State Sudan.

Keywords: Wizo, black beauty, intra-row spacing, Blue Nile State, Sudan.

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