The mineral composition of the Robusta banana plant: I Methods and Plant Growth Studies

Twyford, I.T. and Walmsley, D. (1973) The mineral composition of the Robusta banana plant: I Methods and Plant Growth Studies. Plant and Soil, 39 (2). pp. 227-243.

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The problem of the nutrition of the banana plant and the limitations of traditional field fertilizer trials are described. Complementary studies of total uptake are valuable and have been carried out at various sites in the Eastern Caribbean. In this paper, dry-matter production at different stages of growth of Robusta bananas is presented. Differences in pattern are related to site factors. Distribution and redistribution of dry matter amongst the various plant organs are given for the different stages of growth. Calculations of fresh and dry matter for a field production of 25 and 50 tonnes per ha have been made.

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Additional Information: The authors wish to thank Geest Industries Ltd.for allowing the use of their fields at Cul-de-Sac Roseau, St. Lucia and the owner of Park Hill, St.Vincent for similar co-operation. We are Indebted to the Central Analytical Laboratory,University of the West Indies and the WINBAN Laboratory, St. Lucia for routine soil and plant analyses.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Robusta banana, Mineral composition
Author Affiliation: Windward Islands Banana Research Scheme, St. Lucia, W. Indies University, Trinidad.
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr Arbind Seth
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 05:24
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2012 05:24
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