Root system distribution of banana fruit, Musa AAA, Clone Big Cavendish

Martinez V. R. Root system distribution of banana fruit, Musa AAA, Clone Big Cavendish.

Irrigation and Drainage Series Vol. 7, Nº 2: 61-74, 1984, Cuba

The outcomes of the observations in the Irrigation and Drainage Experimental Station, about the root system of the banana fruit, Musa AAA on a Red Ferrallitic Compact soil with two levels of soil humidity: 85 % of field capacity and without irrigation, for three development phases of the crop: 7 months, flowering/ fomentation and flowering/ sprout, using in the extraction of the roots the monolith method was conduced.The main weight and volume of roots in three phases was found in the irrigated variant.

It was observed an increase of weight and volume of roots since the seven month to the flowering / fomentation as well in the irrigated variant as in the not irrigated variant, which represented in this last phase the largest concentrations of roots in the layers from 0 to 40 cm and from 0 to 30 cm depth respectively. The weight and volume of roots in the moment of the flowering/ sprout, was higher than the fomentation, finding in both variants for 0-40 cm depth the largest concentration of roots.

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