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Item Description Sivan, Param en_US Liyanage, A de S. en_US 2008-11-14T02:07:38Z 2008-11-14T02:07:38Z 1993-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sivan P, Liyanage A de S. 1993. Breeding and evaluation of taro (Colocasia esculenta) for the South Pacific region. In: Ferentinos L, editor. Proceedings of the Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference. Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference; 1992 Sept 24-25; Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. p. 1-5. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0271-9916 en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of the taro breeding program for the South Pacific region at the University of the South Pacific (USP) are to develop through a process of hybridization and selection high-yielding, disease- and pest-tolerant cultivars with good corm quality as well as tolerance to drought. The seedling derived from the crosses are evaluated in a series of trials: seedling, preliminary, intermediate, advance, and on-farm trials in Western Samoa and in some regional countries. In the advance trails in 1990, the clone 84045-9 gave yields comparable to ‘Alafua Sunrise’ out-yielded Talo Niiue and Manua but was rated lower in taste tests by Western Samoans. In the advance and on-farm trials conducted in 1991, the clone 86038-38 yielded slightly lower than ‘Alafua Sunrise’, but it was similar to Talo Niiue in quality with yields significantly better than Talo Niiue. The clone 84014-5 also appeared to be promising as it gave high yields, had high dry matter, and was rated above ‘Alafua Sunrise’ in taste tests, but the corm shape was poor and the flesh color yellow. en_US
dc.format.extent 5 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Research Extension Series en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 140 en_US
dc.subject Colocasia esculenta en_US
dc.subject hybridization en_US
dc.subject Pacific Ocean Islands en_US
dc.subject plant breeding en_US
dc.subject taro en_US
dc.subject Western Samoa en_US
dc.title Breeding and Evaluation of Taro (Colocasia Esculenta) for the South Pacific Region. en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
dc.rights.holder University of Hawaii en_US

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