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dc.contributor.author Rogers, S en_US
dc.contributor.author Iosefa, T en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-04T02:10:19Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-12-04T02:10:19Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1993-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rogers S, Iosefa T. 1993. Potentials for shade management in agroforestry systems for taro cropping. 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. 62-65. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0271-9916 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4218 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the potential benefits from shade management in agroforestry systems for taro cropping. Trial work to evaluate weed growth, taro production, and cultivar responses to shade levels are reviewed. It is concluded that weed growth can be reduced in tree-shaded plots without reducing corm production. Higher crop biomass is obtained when taro is grown under fifty percent shade compared to full sunlight. Furthermore, there is a shade/cultivar interaction which indicates the need to select cultivars appropriate to the shade levels found in farmers' fields. Tree shade in agroforestry plots provides a pleasant environment to carry out heavy tasks such as crop planting and weeding, possibly improving productivity from labor. en_US
dc.format.extent 4 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 agroforestry en_US
dc.subject Colocasia esculenta en_US
dc.subject shade tolerance en_US
dc.subject taro en_US
dc.title Potentials for Shade Management in Agroforestry Systems for Taro Cropping 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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