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

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Hall, Z., Harper, S. M. and Hamill, S. D. (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: http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1118.26


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
Live Archive:08 Aug 2016 02:41
Last Modified:15 Feb 2023 03:04

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