broccoli-crispy salad intercropping on yield and quality
under greenhouse conditions
Halil Demir1* and Ersin
1Korkuteli Vocational High
School, Akdeniz University, Korkuteli, 07800 Antalya,
Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Akdeniz University,
07800 Antalya, Turkey.
*Corresponding author. E-mail:
Accepted 12 August, 2011
This research was conducted
the effects of intercropping system of broccoli-crispy salad
on the yield, quality characteristics, and land equivalent
ratio (LER) by comparing alone broccoli and crispy salad
cultivation under greenhouse conditions
in the autumn of 2006 and 2007.
According to results of this study, the highest values in
investigated criteria were found in mono cropping. The
highest total yield of broccoli was obtained with 1.67 and
2.46 kg m-2 in mono cropping, respectively in the
autumn of 2006 and 2007. Similarly, the highest total yield
of crispy salad was established with 5.93 and 3.36 kg m-2
in mono cropping, respectively in the
2006 and 2007.
LER was found to be greater than 1 in broccoli and crispy
salad combination for both periods. The highest value of LER
was determined to be 1.64% in autumn 2007 period.
Broccoli, crispy salad, greenhouse, yield, quality,
intercropping, colour measurements.