An experiment was carried out from October 1993 to January 1994 in Piracicaba (SP) to study the effect of lime and seed molybdenum application on cauliflower cv. Shiromaru II growing on an Ultisol. The experimental design consisted of randomized blocks, using sub-plots in strips with four replications and two factors: lime (0 and 1.5 t/ha) and molybdenum (0, 13.5, 27 and 54 g of Mo/kg of cauliflower seed). The variables evaluated were number of leaves per plant, plant height, curd average weight and yield. The average weight of curds (640.7 g) and yield of cauliflower (12.8 t/ ha) were 28.7 and 32 %, respectively, higher then in the treatment where lime was not applied to the soil. The other variables were not affected by Mo and lime application.
cauliflower; molybdenum; ammonium molibdate; limY