Effects of planting time and harvest age on cassava (Manihot esculenta) in Northern Australia. I. Crop growth and yield in moist environments

Hammer, G. L., Hobman, F. R. and Shepard, R. K. (1987) Effects of planting time and harvest age on cassava (Manihot esculenta) in Northern Australia. I. Crop growth and yield in moist environments. Experimental Agriculture, 23 4: 401-414. doi:10.1017/S0014479700017361


Author Hammer, G. L.
Hobman, F. R.
Shepard, R. K.
Title Effects of planting time and harvest age on cassava (Manihot esculenta) in Northern Australia. I. Crop growth and yield in moist environments
Formatted title Effects of planting time and harvest age on cassava (Manihot esculenta) in Northern Australia. I. Crop growth and yield in moist environments
Journal name Experimental Agriculture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0014-4797
1469-4441
Publication date 1987-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0014479700017361
Volume 23
Issue 4
Start page 401
End page 414
Total pages 14
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract A range of planting times, with sequential harvests to age 24 months, was used to determine crop growth and yield of cassava at two locations, one having a humid tropical climate and the other humid sub-tropical. Yield was doubled during the second year at the sub-tropical site. At the tropical site yield was very high after one year, but root rots occurred in the second year. The dry matter percentage of storage roots fluctuated seasonally and was highest during the cooler months when canopy vigour was lowest. Known or inferred environmental controls of the yield-determining factors of growth rate, growth duration, and partitioning to harvestable organs were used to interpret the results and thus derive guidelines for timing of planting and harvesting in moist environments.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
 
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