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Ambient stored garlic is higher yielding than garlic stored at cooler temperatures

Hall, Z. and Harper, S. and Hamill, S. (2016) Ambient stored garlic is higher yielding than garlic stored at cooler temperatures. Acta Horticulturae (1118). pp. 174-178. ISSN 0567-7572

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1118.26

Abstract

This experiment evaluated the effect of storage temperature on garlic emergence and yield. Six treatments, '5°C + heat', '5°C - heat', '15°C + heat', '15°C - heat', 'ambient + heat' and 'ambient - heat' were imposed. The heat treatment included a stepped heat treatment of between 30 and 38°C over a 42 day period. Highest emergence rate and yield was obtained for treatments stored under ambient conditions. Garlic stored at cool temperatures of either 5 or 15°C had poorer emergence and lower yields that were commercially unviable. Heat treatment had no observable effect on emergence or yield in ambient or 15°C treatments but in 5°C treatments, yield was significantly greater when the heat treatment was applied but nonetheless was still commercially unviable. The recommendations from this experiment are that in subtropical climates garlic seed-bulbs should be stored under ambient conditions. © ISHS.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Allium sativum Glenlarge Heat treatment Virus
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Storage
Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Food crops
Deposited On:08 Aug 2016 02:41
Last Modified:08 Aug 2016 02:41

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