Ky'osimba Onaanya: Understanding Productivity of East African Highland Banana

Submitted by marcel.lubbers on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:55
General
Author
G. (Godfrey) Taulya
Promotor
KE (Ken) Giller
Co-promotors
PA (Peter) Lefvelaar, PJA van Asten
Date
Country
Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo
Abstract

Drought stress, potassium (K) and nitrogen (N) deficiencies are major constraints to East African highland banana (Musa spp. AAA-EA; hereafter referred to as ‘highland banana’), a primary staple food crop for over 30 million people in East Africa. This study explored the main and interactive effects of water, K and N on growth and yield of highland banana. The aim was to build a crop growth model geared towards a decision support tool for managing the crop water and nutrient requirements across agro-ecological zones. Individual plant data...

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