Balanced Fertilization Strategy of Cabbage in the Highlands, Northern Philippines

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E. K. Mamaril M. M. Marquez H. M. Imong F. J. Picpican Gennie B. Soyon


Balanced fertilization strategy for cabbage was studied at the Soil Science Experimental Area, College of Agriculture, Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet from December, 2005 – March, 2006 (on station trial) and at Paoay, Atok, Benguet from February, 2006 – June, 2006 (on farm trial). The objectives of the study aimed to determine balanced fertil-ization for cabbage in the two areas, determine the effect on the growth of cabbage and its effect on the soil properties.

Application of farmer’s rate (250-100-100 kg/ha N-P2O5-K2O + 7 tons/ha chicken manure) and recommended rate + 5 tons/ha chicken manure produced the heaviest yield of cabbage in the on-station trial. An increase on the pH value, organic matter and nitrogen content of the soil was noted from farmer’s rate.

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