Comportement de cinq cultivars de bananiers en premier cycle cultural installés sous couverture permanente des essences forestières arborescentes, légumineuses et non légumineuses, et des arbres fruitiers à Kinshasa, RDC
Publication Date : 28/08/2023
To improve banana production in Kinshasa, an evaluative study of sylvo-banana systems was carried out under the conditions of the Batéké plateau. The aim was to compare different banana associations with tree species, with a view to determining their impact on banana productivity. Five banana cultivars were combined with twelve tree species, divided into three groups: leguminous forest trees, non-leguminous forest trees and fruit trees. The banana plants evolved under the cover of these agroforests and their behavior was systematically evaluated during their first production cycle. Of all the banana cultivars studied, cultivar Nsikumuna was the most productive (yield, bun weight, finger weight, etc.) in association with all forest species; followed by cultivars Gros Michel (in association with Pterocarpus indicus Willd, Millettia laurentii and Inga edulis) and Ndongila (in association with P. indicus Willd). However, the Bubi cultivar proved less productive in association with all the forest species considered than all the other cultivars. This work is a tool that can contribute to the promotion of agroforestry/sylvo-banana practices and technologies, which could be applied by banana growers operating in the south-west zone of the country. Key words: Influence, agroecosystem, Productivity, Banana, DR Congo.
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