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Item Description de la Pena, Ramon S. en_US Melchor, Florendo M. en_US 2008-11-29T01:12:05Z 2008-11-29T01:12:05Z 1993-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation de la Pena RS, Melchor FM. 1993. Effects of mulching and intercropping on upland 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. 46-47. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0271-9916 en_US
dc.description.abstract Mulching and intercropping are old and established practices used by farmers for protecting crops from adverse conditions and increasing productivity. In this study, an upland taro field was prepared using commercial recommended methods of land preparation and intercrop and mulch treatments were established. Yields at harvest showed that intercrops do not adversely affect the corm yields of upland taro, variety Bun-long. Although differences in corm yields were not statistically significant, the increased yields of taro when intercropped with legumes indicate that added benefits from intercropping with beans and peanuts could be derived through their effects on soil fertility. Mulching with natural and artificial materials is greatly beneficial to upland taro. Yields of unmulched taro even when weeds were kept under control are lower than mulched taro. en_US
dc.format.extent 2 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 intercropping en_US
dc.subject mulches en_US
dc.subject taro en_US
dc.title Effects of Mulching and Intercropping on Upland 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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