Effects of waterlogging on the growth and yield of banana


  • Gordon D. Holder WINBAN Research Station, Roseau, St Lucia, West Indies
  • Frank A. Gumbs Soil Science Department, University of the West Indies, Trinidad, West Indies


Bananas, Yield, Waterlogging


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.



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