Effects of the leaf spot complex and leaf pruning on growth and yield in highland bananas: Results of the first ratoon crop

W. K. Tushemereirwe, E. B. Karamura, M. Holderness, C. S. Gold, M. Deadman

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Abstract

The effects of a leaf spot complex and leaf pruning on plant growth and yield in highland bananas were investigated in a field trial at Kawanda Agricultural Research Institute. Results from the first ratoon crop revealed that the leaf spot complex depressed plant height (3%) and yield (37%) in the highland banana Mbwazirume as compared to fungicide treated plants. Pruning of photosynthetic leaves reduced yield in the highland banana also by 37%. However, in untreated plants the yield reduction by pruning was only 14%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActa Horticulturae
Pages335-341
Number of pages7
Volume540
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume540
ISSN (Print)05677572

Keywords

  • Black sigatoka
  • Bunch weight
  • Cladosporium speckle
  • Leaf emergence
  • Plant height

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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