TY - JOUR
AU - Akinro, Akinola O.
PY - 2014/06/15
Y2 - 2022/10/07
TI - Assessment of Static Crop Water Production Functions of Plantain (Musa Sp. AAB) under a Tropical Climatic Condition
JF - Asian Journal of Engineering and Technology
JA - AJET
VL - 2
IS - 3
SE - Articles
DO -
UR - https://ajouronline.com/index.php/AJET/article/view/222
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AB - <p>Static Water Production Function Models were used in assessing and predicting crop growth and yield for plantain. The regression analysis between the crop water use and yields showed that the relationships continued to improve from the linear function to the third degree polynomial functions.</p><p>Fundamental water production function equations were drawn from the regression equations of each treatment when the relative yield decrease and relative evapotranspiration deficits were compared. The crop yield response factor values obtained in the study for plantain crop ranged from 0.61 â€“ 1.35. The linear yield prediction models established for the crop gave positive slopes and thus exhibit some measure of reliability for predicting crop yields. The coefficient of correlation were significantly high varying from 0.66 â€“ 0.87 for all treatments. Crop growth model is a very effective tool for predicting possible impacts of climatic change on crop growth and yield and also useful for solving various practical problems in agriculture.</p><p>Â </p>
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