Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology

Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9029

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Isaac Fandika

Department of Agricultural Research Services, Kasinthula Agricultural Research Station, Chikwawa, Malawi

  • Research Article   
    Mechanical and Hormonal Canopy Manipulation Strategies for Improving Solanum tuberosum Andigena Tuber Yield under Limited and Unlimited Water and Nitrogen
    Author(s): Isaac Fandika*

    Solanum tuberosum ssp. (Andigena) possesses good processing, health attributes and potential genetic diversity for breeding. However, they are handicapped by low yields due to large vegetative growth and loads of tubers per plant. This field study examined the consequences of canopy manipulation on S. andigena tuber yield, dry matter partitioning and water use efficiency (WUE) under limited and unlimited water and nitrogen (N) environment. The experiment was conducted at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand from October 2010 to April 2011 comparing canopy manipulations subjected to two water and N regimes in a RCBD split-split plot design with four replicates. Solanum andigena ssp known as Tutaekuri was mechanically topped and foliar sprayed with CCC for 25-50 days from planting compared to a normal growing as a control. The water regimes we.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2469-9837.22.10.285

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