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dc.contributor.authorKorir, Nicholas Kibet
dc.contributor.authorAguyoh, J.N.
dc.contributor.authorGaoqiong, L.
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-30T08:30:12Z
dc.date.available2013-09-30T08:30:12Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationAGRICULTURA TROPICA ET SUBTROPICA VOL. 39(4) 2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/7384
dc.descriptionJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractCucumber is a crop whose production has mainly been confined within the low altitude areas of Kenya. However, such areas are prone to frequent drought leading to poor quality and yield of the crop. The supply of cucumber to the local markets and for export has also been inadequate due to unreliable rains and lack of irrigation facilities in such areas. To promote the production of cucumber in the highlands of Kenya, the effectiveness of grass straw, clear polyethylene and black polyethylene mulches was evaluated in greenhouse experiments conducted in Njoro, Kenya. There were significant differences in the effects of mulch on growth and yield parameters of cucumber. For example, during the cold season, clear polyethylene mulch increased cucumber yield by 33% and number of fruitsby 27% over unmulched plots. There was also significant increases observed in the vine length, dry weight, numberof leaves, fruit length and fruit sweetness associated with different mulching materials used. However, the positive effects of mulches on growth and yield of cucumber was not significant during hot periodsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAGRICULTURA TROPICA ET SUBTROPICAen_US
dc.subjectcucumberen_US
dc.subjectAshleyen_US
dc.subjectmulchesen_US
dc.subjecthighlandsen_US
dc.subjectgreenhouse.en_US
dc.titleEnhanced growth and yield of greenhouse produced cucumber under high altitude areas of Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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