GROWTH OF PIGEON PEA (CAJANUS CAJAN) USING AUXIN IRRIGATION IN A HOME GARDEN IN PANAMA

Jay Molino, Francisco Corella, Ericka Matus, Lorena Matus, Albano Diaz, Ana García, Lurys Martinez, Milagros Vaña, Eliecer Tuñón, Nestor Valles

Abstract


We evaluated the growth of 120 plants divided into two groups of 60 grown in an area of 1000 m2. The control group was hydrated with water, while the experimental group received water fortified with auxins. The experiment was carried out for twelve weeks during the dry season, and the amount of water per plant in each application was 250 mL. The planting area is located in the town of Burunga, district of Arraiján, which corresponds to the province of West Panama. A comparison of the control group with the experimental group was established using the Mann-Whitney U non-parametric inferential statistics test. Statistically significant differences were observed between the control and experimental groups in all measurements except that of 120 hours, demonstrating that water with auxins strengthens the growth of pigeon pea plants. Furthermore, there were statistically significant differences in the edophological properties between the control and experimental groups.


Keywords


: pigeon peas, auxins, crops, food security, Cajanus cajan



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v120i3-4.14283



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