Effect of planting date and intra-row spacing on growth, yield and quality of taroAbd-Ellatif, Amany A. ; Shehata, Abo-El-Ezz E. ; Youssef, Sabry Mousa Soliman
AbstractField experiments were conducted at the experimental farm of the Horticultural Research Station of Barrage, Qalyubia Governorate during 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 seasons to evaluate the influence of planting date (mid-November, mid-December, mid-January and mid-February) and intra-row spacing (20, 30, 40 and 50 cm) on growth, yield and quality of taro (Colocasia esculenta cv. Balady), with a particular attempt to establish an early planting system under Egyptian conditions. Planting date x intra-row spacing interaction had a significant effect on vegetative growth parameters and total yield/feddan. Early planting dates with closer distances between plants gave the highest values for these characters. This study demonstrated that planting date and intra-row spacing affect growth and yield of taro. Early plantings in mid-November or mid-December along with close spacing of 20 cm can be recommended for obtaining early and high production of taro under Qalyubia conditions.
|Keywords||Taro, Colocasia esculenta, Planting date, Plant spacing, yield||Issue Date||2010||Publisher||INSInet Publications||Journal||Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences||Description||Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, 6(6): 806-814, 2010||URI||http://www.aensiweb.net/AENSIWEB/rjabs/rjabs/2010/806-814.pdf
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