Note: Effect of Sett Size on the Growth, Development and Yield of Taro

Selvano S. Dalion, Jose R. Pardales, Jr. and Mario E. Baliad


Size of planting material greatly affected the growth and development of taro. Most of the vegetative characters and man corm yield increased in values as sett size increased. A very strong positive correlation was observed between sett size, and fresh and dry weights of main corms. Regardless of the sett size, growth curves of the different plant components showed similar patterns following the same time course. Progressive reduction in leaf are ensued 5 months after planting thus, corm yield of small setts cannot be the same as yield of large setts even if growing period is prolonged.

Keywords: Taro. Sett size. Corm yield. Growth curves.

Annals of Tropical Research 10(2):(1988)
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