Does Mulch Affect Lavender Growth?

Zsolt SZEKELY-VARGA, Monica BOSCAIU, Endre KENTELKY, Maria CANTOR

Abstract


Lavender cultivation in Romania is continuously increasing due to its outstanding medicinal and ornamental properties. The raw material production of lavender may be increased by mulching. The aim of this study was to analyse how mulching can affect the growth of lavender seedlings. The experiment was performed between 2018-2020 on two varieties of Lavandula angustifolia (‘Codreanca’ and ‘Sevtopolis’). Diameter growth was determined in three types of mulching: unmulched (control), straw and mulch foil. The results obtained showed that lavender diameter growth was influenced by both the type of mulching and the variety.

Keywords


diameter; Lavandula; mulch foil; sustainable; straw.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:2020.0057




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