Effects of waterlogging on the growth and yield of banana

Gordon D. Holder, Frank A. Gumbs


Bananas growing on land prone to waterlogging gave reduced harvested fruit yield; pseudostem height and girth also suffered reduction. The times to bunch emergence and harvesting showed considerable delay. Over-irrigation, resulting from a high frequency of irrigation, led to reductions in the number of fingers per hand and hands per bunch, yet the bunches were heavier than the non-irrigated control because of an increase in finger length.


Bananas; Yield; Waterlogging

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