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Title: No-Till Taro Production in Hawai'i 
Author: De Frank, Joe
Date: 1993-01
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: De Frank J. 1993. No-till taro production in Hawai’i. 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. 61.
Abstract: A major portion of the taro produced in Hawai'i is cultivated under dryland conditions. Practically all taro farmers plow and disc their fields to provide a vegetation-free surface before the crop is planted. Unprotected fields are very susceptible to soil erosion due to heavy rains and a lack of soil-conserving practices such as terracing and contour farming. No-till taro production is being introduced in Hawai'i to provide growers with a means of planting their crop to fields protected by a thick layer of mulch to reduce soil erosion and minimize the need for heavy equipment for land preparation.
Series/Report No.: Research Extension Series
140
Pages/Duration: 1 pages
ISSN: 0271-9916
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4214
Keywords: Colocasia esculenta, Hawaii, no-tillage, taro

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