Effect of Subsoiling on Growth and Yield of Sweetpotato in Continuous Sweetpotato Cropping Field
고구마 연작지에서 심토파쇄에 따른 고구마 생육 및 수량성 변화

Hyeong-Un Lee, Mi-Nam Chung, Seon-Kyeong Han, Seung-Hyun Ahn, Joon-Seol Lee, Jung-Wook Yang, Yeon-Sang Song, Jae-Myung Kim, Sang-Sik Nam, In-Hu Choi
2015 Korean Journal of Crop Science  
Storage root yield of sweetpotato was decreasing owing to continuous sweetpotato cropping, debasement of soil physical properties, increasing incidence of pest and disease. This study was conducted to evaluate the changes in physicochemical properties of the soil owing to subsoiling (subsoiling to 50 cm depth), and the effect on growth and yield of sweetpotato. The subsoiling treatments included subsoiling treated every year for two years, subsoiling in the first year, and no subsoiling
more » ... The soil physical properties measured were bulk density, hardness, porosity, three phase. Bulk density, porosity, soild (%) of three phase were improved by subsoiling in topsoil and subsoil. Main vine length and vine yield in subsoiling soil were higher than those in no subsoiling soil, but those were not significantly different. Yield of marketable storage root in subsoiling soils treated every year for two years and treated in the first year was more increased 17% and 20% than no subsoiling soil, respectively. The number of marketable storage root per plant was also higher in subsoiling soils than no subsoiling soil, but it was not significantly different. Soluble solid contents and total free sugar contents of storage root of sweetpotato were not significantly different among the treatments. These results show that improving soil physical properties by subsoiling could promote high yield of marketable storage root in continuous sweetpotato cropping field.
doi:10.7740/kjcs.2014.60.1.047 fatcat:nfbzq63advbtpacaochqz5lnxu