Garlic Agronomy

garlicGarlic is a popular crop for both commercial scale production and as a backyard garden crop. The Vegetable Crops Research Program has conducted a number of projects with the objective of improving yields and improving quality of Saskatchewan grown garlic

2014 Using Bulbils to Establish Garlic
2013  Using Bulbils to Establish Garlic
Bulbils to Establish Garlic (PPT – 2 MB)
Garlic crops are typically started by planting cloves which can have various disadvantages such as cost, labor intensive planting, and disease introduction. Using bulbils to establish a garlic crop can eliminate these disadvantages and provide other advantages.

2002 – Factors Influencing Performance of Fall Planted Garlic
Fall planting garlic has the potential to increase yields providing the crop survives the winter. This trial evaluated the influence of fall mulching on the overwinter survival and subsequent yield performance of a number of garlic genotypes.

2004 – Evaluation of Variety Performance for Fall-Planted Garlic in Saskatchewan
Trials conducted a decade ago by the University of Saskatchewan demonstrated that fall planting generally results in superior yields and quality under Prairie conditions … but only if adapted varieties were planted. In 2002 and 2003, we re-examined the performance of a range of garlic varieties in fall planted trials in Saskatchewan.

2005 – What to do with that straw mulch in your garlic patch?
Previous studies conducted by the University of Saskatchewan suggest that mulching fall-planted garlic with straw will improve overwinter survival and subsequent yields – especially in years or situations where the winter snow cover is limited. The straw mulch is typically removed early in the spring to hasten soil warming. The question then arises …what to do with all that used straw ? One answer may be … put it back on again a bit later!