Effect of Rain Harvesting Irrigation for Home Farming on the Growth Performance of Brassica Junceagrown on Different Soil Types


  • Ibrahim Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Melaka Kampus Jasin, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Hudzari Haji Razali Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Melaka Kampus Jasin, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Said Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Melaka Kampus Jasin, Melaka, Malaysia.


Brassica Juncea, Growth Performance, Rainwater, Irrigation, Soil


Water scarcity is a major problem that usually occurs in areas that received an insufficient amount of rainfall. Rainwater harvesting irrigation is a technique used to solve this issue by collecting water from rain falls and stored it for future use. This irrigation system does not only suitable to be applied at the field but also for home farming. The main objective of this study is to build and evaluate the effectiveness of rain harvesting irrigation for home farming on the growth performance of Brassica junceagrown on different soil types. There are three treatments (T1 Mineral Soil (MS), T2 Organic Soil (OS) and T3 Mixture of mineral and organic soil (MS + OS) involved in this study with three replications each. The data were take never 3 day sinter valstarting from 7 Days After Sowing (DAS) until 19 Days After Sowing (DAS). The result obtained shows no significant difference in plant height and number of leaves that grow under different treatments. In conclusion, rain water harvesting irrigationcan be applied for home farming as it is effective to water the plant and cost-saving.


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