Date of Graduation

Summer 2019

Degree

Master of Natural and Applied Science in Agriculture

Department

College of Agriculture

Committee Chair

Clydette Alsup

Keywords

garlic, planting dates, Southwest Missouri, Ozarks, fall, spring

Abstract

Garlic (Allium sativum) is one of the most widely used spices in the world. More research is needed to outline the best growing practices for garlic in Southwest Missouri. The study is designed to look the yield produced by four different fall planting and one spring date. Three varieties of garlic including Inchilium Red, German White and Elephant were planted on each date at two separate locations in Southwest Missouri for one year. The garlic was found to have highly diverse yields at both locations and when planting dates where compared. Elephant garlic produced the highest yield when planted in late September at the Darr farm while no difference in yield was found at the Braker farm between the fall planting dates. The German white garlic was largest when planted in early October at the Darr farm and largest when planted in mid-September and early-October at Braker. Inchilium Red at Darr was largest from late September and early October, while no difference was between the fall dates at the Braker farm. Overall spring resulted in smaller yields for all varieties.

Copyright

© Esther A. Nelson

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