Pesquisa Agropecuária Tropical
On-line version ISSN 1983-4063
TOFANELLI, Mauro Brasil Dias and RESENDE, Sueilo Gouvea. Conducting systems on Pereskia aculeata Mill. leaves yield. Pesqui. Agropecu. Trop. [online]. 2011, vol.41, n.3, pp. 466-469. ISSN 1983-4063. http://dx.doi.org/10.5216/pat.v41i3.12497.
Plants easily cultivated at a low cost, for food production, could be an interesting way of offering quantitative and qualitatively food to people. However, the production chain sometimes does not proceed due to, among many factors, the lack of technical and scientific information on these plants. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of three conducting systems on Pereskia aculeata Mill. leaves yield. The experiment was carried out at the Universidade Estadual de Goiás, in Mineiros, Goiás State, Brazil. In August (2006), seedlings obtained by cutting propagation were planted in a 3 m x 3 m spacing, and three conducting systems (treatments) were used: no support - free growth; espalier in double string on the first thread; and espalier in double string on the second thread. The experimental design was completely randomized blocks, with seven replications and five plants per replication. It was possible to observe that the treatment with no support presented the most promising results.
Keywords : Pereskia aculeate Mill; espalier; leaf quality.