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No-Till Taro Production in Hawai'i

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Title: No-Till Taro Production in Hawai'i
Authors:De Frank, Joe
Keywords:Colocasia esculenta
Hawaii
no-tillage
taro
Date Issued:Jan 1993
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.
Series:Research Extension Series
140
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.
Pages/Duration:1 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4214
ISSN:0271-9916
Rights:University of Hawaii
Appears in Collections: Taro
Proceedings of the Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference


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