No-Till Taro Production in Hawai'i

dc.contributor.author De Frank, Joe
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-04T01:56:30Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-04T01:56:30Z
dc.date.issued 1993-01
dc.description.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.
dc.format.extent 1 pages
dc.identifier.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.
dc.identifier.issn 0271-9916
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4214
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii
dc.relation.ispartofseries Research Extension Series
dc.relation.ispartofseries 140
dc.rights.holder University of Hawaii
dc.subject Colocasia esculenta
dc.subject Hawaii
dc.subject no-tillage
dc.subject taro
dc.title No-Till Taro Production in Hawai'i
dc.type Other
dc.type.dcmi Text
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