Plant Spacing Influences Yield and Linear Growth Rate of Sweetpotatoes Grown Hydroponically

  title={Plant Spacing Influences Yield and Linear Growth Rate of Sweetpotatoes Grown Hydroponically},
  author={D. Mortley and P. A. Loretan and C. Bonsi and W. Hill and C. E. Morris},
The effects of within-channel spacings (WCS; 13, 18, 25 cm) and between-channel spacings (BCS; 13, 25, 38 cm) on yield and linear growth rate of sweetpotatoes [Ipomoea batalas (L.) Lam.] grown by use of the nutrient film technique (NFT) were evaluated. Storage root count, fresh and dry weights, and linear growth rate, expressed as root area, declined linearly in response to decreased BCS, while fresh and dry foliage weight decreased linearly and quadratically as spacing was reduced within the… Expand

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