EFFECT OF ORGANIC MULCHES ON GROWTH, YIELD COMPONENTS AND YIELD OF EAST AFRICAN HIGHLAND BANANAS

J.A. Bananuka, P.R. Rubaihayo, J.Y.K. Zake
The influence of four different organic mulches (live mulch, soybean residues, maize stover and swamp grass) on growth and yield of East African Highland bananas was investigated. Percentage soil moisture, vegetative growth, yield components and yield were all found to be significantly higher in mulched plots compared with live mulch and unmulched control plots. Live mulching with Mucuna legume had a negative effect on banana growth and yield.
Bananuka, J.A., Rubaihayo, P.R. and Zake, J.Y.K. (2000). EFFECT OF ORGANIC MULCHES ON GROWTH, YIELD COMPONENTS AND YIELD OF EAST AFRICAN HIGHLAND BANANAS. Acta Hortic. 540, 293-300
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2000.540.34
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2000.540.34
Crop residues, live mulch, growth, yield.

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