Vegetative production and development of Mikania micrantha in taro and cassava production in Viti Levu, Fiji

Macanawai, A. R., Day, M. D., Tumaneng-Diete, T. and Adkins, S. W. (2012) Vegetative production and development of Mikania micrantha in taro and cassava production in Viti Levu, Fiji. Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research, 18 Special Issue: 377-384.

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Author Macanawai, A. R.
Day, M. D.
Tumaneng-Diete, T.
Adkins, S. W.
Title Vegetative production and development of Mikania micrantha in taro and cassava production in Viti Levu, Fiji
Formatted title
Vegetative production and development of Mikania micrantha in taro and cassava production in Viti Levu, Fiji
Journal name Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research
ISSN 1815-1094
2225-7942
Publication date 2012-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 18
Issue Special Issue
Start page 377
End page 384
Total pages 8
Place of publication Peshawar, Pakistan
Publisher Weed Science Society of Pakistan
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A growth analysis study was conducted on Mikania micrantha Kunth stem sections grown between crop rows and at the edges of taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) and cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) fields at Koronivia Research Station, Viti Levu Fiji. The relative stem growth rate of the longest stem of mikania in the taro field was 3.4 and 2.7 cm cm-1 day-1 at the edges and in between crop rows, respectively. While in the cassava field, the relative stem growth rate was 2.7 and 3.8 cm cm-1 day-1 for between crop rows and at the edges, respectively. Mikania plants growing at the edges of the field had greater relative leaf, stem and root dry matter growth rates than plants growing in between crop rows of both crops. These differences in plant performance may be attributed to the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) that was available for interception at the edges of the crop but less so within the crop as well as a greater nutrient availability at the edges compared to between the crop rows.
Keyword Mikania micrantha
Colocasia esculenta
Manihot esculenta
Relative growth rate
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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