Effect of planting date and intra-row spacing on growth, yield and quality of taro

Abd-Ellatif, Amany A. ; Shehata, Abo-El-Ezz E. ; Youssef, Sabry Mousa Soliman 


Field 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.

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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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