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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Cohen, Jane E.; Ogle, L. R.; Coates-Beckford, Phyllis L.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Life Sciences
Article Title
Effects of plastic mulches on the levels of N, P, and K in soil and leave of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)
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Tropical Agriculture
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Refereed (2000)
Date of Publication
2000
Volume ID
77
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
207-12
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Abstract
Determinations of N, P, and K were conducted on cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) leaves and soil from plots mulched or not mulched with clear or black plastic before planting and subsequently treated or not treated with fertilizer, fungicide or nematicide. FConcentrations of N in leaves from plots receiving fertilizer whether mulched or not mulched, were higher than those from control plots. Leaves from plots mulched with either clear or white plastic, but not fertilized, sometimes had higher N concentrations than leaves from control plots. Total N, P, or K sometimes was greater in leaves from mulched fertilized plots than in those from plots receiving either treatment singly. The nutrient level increase in the soil was detected only for N and occurred in black-plastic-mulched plots. Fruit yield from mulched non-fertilized plots was greater than that from control plots. probably because of the increased nutrient uptake and control of the weeds, soil pests, and pathogens in the mulched soil.....
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