Floraceli R. Rodillas | Rommel V. Tabula | Jocelyn T. Puzon
A field experiment was conducted in Naglaoa–an, Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur from January 2, 2010 to March 30, 2010. It aimed to determine the effectiveness of garlic wastes as fertilizer on the yield of cabbage and to determine which treatment gives the best result on the yield of cabbage.
The field response of F1KK cabbage was evaluated using the following treatments: T0 – control (plain water), T1 – 2 kg of soaked garlic wastes at 1 gal of plain water, T2 – 4 kg of soaked garlic wastes at 1 gal of plain water, and T3 – 6 kg of soaked garlic wastes at 1 gal of plain water. These treatments were allocated in their respective plots following the procedures in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications.
Results showed that the effect of applying 6 kg of soaked garlic wastes with 1 gal of water to F1KK cabbage is comparable to the other treatments with 4 kg of soaked garlic wastes having 1 gal of water and 2 kg of soaked garlic wastes having 1 gal of water. These promising results observed, however, were significantly better at .05 level than those obtained from F1KK cabbage applied with plain water only.
This implies that using soaked garlic wastes would lessen the burden of farmers in their farming expenses due to its most economical way of using it.