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Title: Effect of Black Plastic Mulch on Yield of Dryland Taro Production 
Author: Hori, Ted M.
Date: 1993-01
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Hori TM. 1993. Effect of black plastic mulch on yield of dryland taro production. 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. 32-33.
Abstract: Seventeen cultivars were evaluated for dryland taro production under a black plastic mulch with irrigation. Within the cultivars, the development of keikis (off shoots) was erratic. Some mother plants were heavy producers of keikis, while others did not produce any. Closer observation indicated that the plastic mulch had inhibited the development of keikis and they could not penetrate the mulch, causing their death and thereby reducing the total yield of the taro plant.
Series/Report No.: Research Extension Series
Pages/Duration: 2 pages
ISSN: 0271-9916
Keywords: asexual reproduction, Colocasia esculenta, crop yield, plastic film mulches, taro, suckering

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