Studies on the Effect of Mulch and Irrigation on Root and Stem Development in Coffea Arabica L.I. Changes in the Root System Induced By Mulching and Irrigation

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1963
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Raymond, A.B.
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ALTHOUGH many investigators have studied the morphology of the root system of Coffea Arabica L., and the extent to which it may be modified by various soil types (1, 2, 7-10, 17-19, 25-30), little is known of the influence of mulching or irrigation on root development in the mature coffee tree. Both of these cultural practices are widely used in coffee plantations in East Africa, where economically significant yield responses to such treatments are frequently obtained (21,32). The signifICant yield increases obtained in an early mulch and irrigation experiment at the Coffee Research Station, Lyamungu, Tanganyika, in which mature coffee trees were subjected to different mulch and irrigation regimes for a period of twenty years, have already been reported (32).
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Turrialba, 13 (2), pp. 96-115
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