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Nutrient Use Efficiencies of Taro Cultivars Genetically Improved for Leaf Blight Resistance

Anand, Sanjay (2018) Nutrient Use Efficiencies of Taro Cultivars Genetically Improved for Leaf Blight Resistance. [Conference Proceedings] (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Two blight resistant taro cultivars, taro uli and taro mumu were planted and harvested for biomass measurements on a monthly basis for a total of eight months through destructive sampling. It is worthy to note that taro uli plants absorbed 17% less N, 26% less P and 20% less K than those of taro mumu. Although taro mumu resulted in higher total plant (21.4%) and corm dry matter (10.4%) productions, cultivar taro uli had a higher nutrient use efficiency over taro mumu. Results show that taro mumu had a higher nutrient use efficiency over cultivar taro uli. Based on nutrient use efficiency of the cultivars, taro uli is recommended for marginal to rich soils while taro mumu for rich soils.

    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Dry Matter Accumulation, Nutrient Uptake, Nutrient Use Efficiency, Destructive Sampling.
    Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Agriculture and Food Technology
    Depositing User: Sanjay Anand
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 11:41
    Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 11:41
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11926
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