CE: 15116 CF: cag08118


Effectiveness of FitoMas-E in the cultivation of chickpea under two soil moisture levels

Efectividad del FitoMas-E en el cultivo del garbanzo bajo dos niveles de humedad del suelo


Yanitza Meriño Hernández, Tony Boicet Fabré y Ana Boudet Antomarchi

Universidad de Granma. Carretera Bayamo Manzanillo km 17½, Bayamo, Granma, Cuba, CP 85100

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To evaluate the effect of FitoMas-E on the performance of the chickpea, in conditions of drought stress, was the objective of this investigation. An experiment was conducted in the Intensive Garden "Río de Guisa" in the municipality of Guisa during the period from November to February 2014. Four treatments were applied, distributed in a randomized block design with three repetitions, on a "Pardo mullido grisaceo" soil, comparing the application of FitoMas-E under two soil moisture regimes, with and without water stress. The yield of grain and its components were evaluated at the time of harvest maturity, to analyze the responses of these variables to the treatments applied. An analysis of variance was performed using the statistical package STASTISTICA version 8.0 for Windows and the means of the treatments were compared using the Tukey Multiple Range test. The variables that showed a greater response to the treatments imposed were the number of legumes per plant, number of seeds per plant, the mass of 100 seeds and the yield of grain, which ranged between 0.9 and 0.93 t ha-1 for the treatments 2 and 4 respectively. The results obtained in this research showed that the chickpea crop achieved the best productive indicators when the plants were under water stress conditions and received the application of FitoMas-E.

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