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International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences

Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A (2022)

The role of soil health in cauliflower production

Author(s):

Daniela Figueiredo, Carla Lanca and Filipe Gois

Abstract:

This study investigates the critical role of soil health in cauliflower production, emphasizing the interdependence of soil characteristics, agricultural practices, and crop outcomes. Through a comprehensive analysis of soil parameters (pH, organic matter, nutrients), cauliflower growth metrics (head diameter, plant height, marketable yield, disease incidence), and the implementation of various farming techniques (tillage methods, fertilization, irrigation, cover cropping), we assess how different soil health indicators correlate with cauliflower productivity and health. Data collected from multiple plots reveal that optimal soil conditions-characterized by balanced pH, high organic matter, and active biological activity-significantly enhance cauliflower growth and yield. Furthermore, sustainable agricultural practices such as organic fertilization, reduced tillage, and the use of cover crops are linked to improved soil health and, consequently, better crop outcomes. The findings underscore the importance of integrating soil health management strategies into cauliflower cultivation to ensure sustainable production and environmental stewardship.

Pages: 45-47  |  52 Views  15 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Daniela Figueiredo, Carla Lanca and Filipe Gois. The role of soil health in cauliflower production. Int. J. Chem. Biol. Sci. 2022;4(2):45-47. DOI: 10.33545/26646765.2022.v4.i2a.73
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