The Effects of Plant Spacing and Pruning System on Plant Performance, Yield and Quality of Bananas 'Mas' (AA) and 'Berangan' (AAA)
Mahmood, Zabedah (1991) The Effects of Plant Spacing and Pruning System on Plant Performance, Yield and Quality of Bananas 'Mas' (AA) and 'Berangan' (AAA). Masters thesis, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.
The study was conducted to find out the effects of spacing and pruning system on the performance of 2 cultivars of bananas, namely, 'Mas' and 'Berangan'. The trial was conducted at 2 locations: MARDI Jerangau, Terengganu and MARDI Serdang, Selangor. For both locations the highest yield of the first crop of both cultivars was obtained at 1.5m x 1.5m spacing, followed by 3 m x 1.5 m and 3 m x 3 m spacings. In Jerangau, the yield of 'Mas' at 3 m x 3 m was 9 metric tons (mtl/ha; increased to 17 mt/ha at 3 m x 1.5 m and further increased to 31 mt/ha at 1.5 m x 1.5 m . For the ratoon crops, the yield trend was quite different from the plant crop.
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