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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRATED SYSTEMS FOR SUBTROPICAL/TROPICAL FRUIT CROP PRODUCTION

Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research

Title: Micro irrigation of tropical fruit crops

Author
item Goenaga, Ricardo

Submitted to: MICRO IRRIGATION: RESEARCH ADVANCES AND APPLICATIONS
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: September 13, 2013
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: In most tropical regions, tropical fruits are grown either in wet-and-dry climates characterized by erratic rainfall patterns and prolonged dry periods or in fertile but semiarid lands under irrigation. Little is known about water requirements of tropical crops grown in the tropics. This book chapter summarizes drip irrigation research conducted with banana, plantain, papaya, and tanier. Data on how yield, fruit size, and other plant traits are affected by various levels of irrigation are presented as well as recommendations on optimum water requirements for these crops grown on an Oxisol, Ultisol or Mollisoil soils. Irrigation recommendations presented herein are highly transferable and may be used by Extension Specialists and growers.

Last Modified: 10/24/2014
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