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This study aimed to estimate some genetic parameters of growth traits and the yield of two varieties of radish Raphanus sativus L., namely Turkish red and Turkish white under the influence of soil coverage viz. no mulch, green and blue. The study was carried out as a factorial experiment with six treatments according to the design of the sectors, during the autumn growing season of 2019-2020. The results indicated that the Turkish red cultivar showed a significant superiority over the Turkish white for the traits of the plant height, weight of leaves, root weight, and total yield, while Turkish white cultivar had a significantly higher number of leaves/plant. The green mulch treatment showed the highest values ​​of root weight and total yield. The best values for root weight and total yield, appear on the cultivar Turkish red under covered plants.


Radish Genetic improvement Soil mulching

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AL-JUBOURI, A. A. H., AL-HAMADANY, S. Y. H., & AL-SHAKARCHY, W. Y. R. (2022). Effect of soil mulching on the genetic performance of two radishes Raphanus sativus L. varieties Turkish red and white. Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 9, 110–115. Retrieved from


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