Nutrient Management for New Banana Varieties in Guangdong

IPNI-2010-CHN-GD14

This project was initiated in 2012 to test the effects of different N and K rates and their combinations on growth, photosynthesis, budding time, yield and quality of a banana cultivar - Pisang awak (Musa ABB Pisang Awak) - in Guangdong. Eight treatment combinations with four N rates (0, 731, 975 and 1,219 kg/ha), four K rates (0, 1,097, 1,463 and 1,828 kg K2O/ha) and one P rate (375 kg P2O5/ha) were used and replicated three times. All treatments included (per ha) 15 kg of borax and 1. Read more


Year of initiation:2010
Year of completion:2013

Interpretive Summary

2013

This project was initiated in 2012 to test the effects of different N and K rates and their combinations on growth, photosynthesis, budding time, yield and quality of a banana cultivar - Pisang awak (Musa ABB Pisang Awak) - in Guangdong. Eight treatment combinations with four N rates (0, 731, 975 and 1,219 kg/ha), four K rates (0, 1,097, 1,463 and 1,828 kg K2O/ha) and one P rate (375 kg P2O5/ha) were used and replicated three times. All treatments included (per ha) 15 kg of borax and 1.

2012

Nutrient Demands of a Banana Variety, 2012 Banana is one of the most popular tropical and subtropical fruits. Several cultivars of banana are being grown that vary considerably in nutrient requirement.



Project Leader

Lixian Yao, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences


Project Cooperators

Prof. Lixian Yao
Mr. Guoliang Li
Ms. Baomei Yang


IPNI Staff

Shihua Tu


Location

Asia \ Eastern Asia \ CHN \ Guangdong \ Zhongshan


Topics

4r rate, balanced nutrition

banana

Nitrogen (N), Potassium (K)