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Soil water stress at bunch emergence increases maturity bronzing of banana fruit

Daniells, J.W., Watson, B.J., O'Farrell, P.J. and Mulder, J.C. (1987) Soil water stress at bunch emergence increases maturity bronzing of banana fruit. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 44 (2). pp. 97-100.



Banana plants cv. Williams which had bunches emerge during a period of soil water stress before rewatering developed significantly more severe maturity bronzing than the unstressed control. Maturity bronzing began developing on fruit at a much thinner finger diameter on water stressed bunches. There was a constant difference in finger diameter between the treatments for all maturity bronzing ratings. Water stress also reduced the greenlife of fruit at harvest. Soil water stress, while contributing, was not the only factor responsible for bronzing.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Keywords:teneur en eau du sol musa (bananos) symptome estres de sequia musa (bananes) contenido de agua en el suelo sintomas stress du a la secheresse
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science > Soil and crops. Soil-plant relationships. Soil productivity
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Bananas
Live Archive:16 Apr 2024 02:23
Last Modified:16 Apr 2024 02:23

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