ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 72 Number 1
Comparison of Azolla mexicana and N and P fertilization on paddy taro (Colocasia esculenta) yield
The yields of taro intercropped with Azolla and under slowly flowing water (F) and taro intercropped with Azolla after incorporation of Azolla into mud (B) were compared with N and P fertilization and a control in Mangaia, The Cook Islands. Significantly, higher yields were obtained for treatments F and B than for the chemical fertilization treatment, which had a minimal effect on yield. The control produced 53.4 and 64. 7% of yield of treatments F and B, respectively.
Keywords: Incorporation; Intercropped; Decomposition; Leaching; Fixation; Inoculation; Canopy