Rendimiento del ramio (Bohemeria nivea (L) Gaud) cultivado para forraje

  1. Boschini-Figueroa, Carlos 1
  2. Rodríguez, Ana María 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Costa Rica, Estación Experimental Alfredo Volio Mata
Agronomía Mesoamericana

ISSN: 2215-3608 1021-7444

Year of publication: 2002

Volume: 13

Issue: 1

Pages: 31-36

Type: Article

DOI: 10.15517/AM.V13I1.13235 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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This experiment was conducted at theAlfredo Volio Mata Dairy Cattle Experiment Station in CostaRica, at an altitude of 1542 masl, with an average annualrainfall of 2050 mm, temperature of 19.5°C and a relativehumidity of 84%. A ramie plantation was split into fourblocks, with a distance of 70 cm between rows and 50 cmbetween plants. Each block was divided into four plots givenconsecutive pruning treatments every 42nd , 56th, 70th and84th day. The annual yield of bio-mass of the whole ramiebush (stems and leaves) was highly influenced (P=0.01) bythe cutting frequency. The stem production and the wholeplant had a non-linear response when the cutting intervalincreased between the 42nd to 84th day. The leaf:stem ratioshowed a decrease as the pruning interval increased. Theability of the plants to re-grow was observed however, insubsequent prunings there was a low persistence onproduction.