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Item Description Schreiner, I. en_US Nafus, D. en_US 2008-11-27T01:11:25Z 2008-11-27T01:11:25Z 1993-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Schreiner I, Nafus D. 1993. Effects of fertilizer, late weeding, and desuckering on yield and pest populations of taro. 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. 37-45. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0271-9916 en_US
dc.description.abstract The effects of fertilization, late weeding, and sucker removal on taro pest populations and yield were compared at two sites with different soils. The first experiment was in an area with shall calcareous soil. Fertilizer increased plant size and yield in this soil. However, in the plots with the lowest levels of iron in the soil, iron deficiency stopped growth of the taro even when fertilizer was applied. All plots showed some symptoms of iron deficiency. Taro planthoppers were more abundant on fertilized plants, but aphids and taro hornworm eggs were not affected by any treatment. The second experiment was planted in a deep clay soil with a more neutral Ph. Fertilizer applications showed no effect on yield in this experiment, in part because of leaching caused by heavy rainfall early in the season. Yield was higher in weeded plots. Pigs consumed signifIcantly more taro in weeded plots than unweeded ones. Insect populations were not affected by the treatments. In both experiments, there was a significant positive association between the number of aphids and taro planthoppers per sample and the size of the plant sampled. The higher numbers of planthoppers on fertilized plants observed in the first experiment was probably due to size differences of plants in fertilized and unfertilized plots. en_US
dc.format.extent 9 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US 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 crop yield en_US
dc.subject fertilizer application en_US
dc.subject insect pests en_US
dc.subject plant nutrition en_US
dc.subject population size en_US
dc.subject suckering en_US
dc.subject taro en_US
dc.subject manual weed control en_US
dc.title Effects of Fertilizer, Late Weeding, and Desuckering on Yield and Pest Populations of Taro 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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