Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/554208
Title:
Field Evaluations of Agave in Arizona
Author:
McDaniel, Robert G.
Affiliation:
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Desert Plants
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.
Collection Information:
Desert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.
Issue Date:
1985
Abstract:
Four agave species (Agave americana L., A. murpheyi E Gibson, A. palmeri Engelm., and A. parryi Engelm.) have been evaluated in a four-year study conducted at four Arizona field locations. Survival data, growth rates, approximate water requirements, and insect predation have been analyzed under Arizona field conditions. All species showed good survival at the Marana location, with Agave americana exhibiting the most rapid growth increment, averaging fresh weight gains of 70 to 110 kg per plant in the four-year period, with minimal supplemental irrigation. Analysis of carbohydrates in these plants showed an average 50% sugars on a dry weight basis. Projected growth parameters and biomass accumulation data are presented.
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0734-3434

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dc.contributor.authorMcDaniel, Robert G.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-19T16:18:48Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-19T16:18:48Zen
dc.date.issued1985en
dc.identifier.issn0734-3434en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/554208en
dc.description.abstractFour agave species (Agave americana L., A. murpheyi E Gibson, A. palmeri Engelm., and A. parryi Engelm.) have been evaluated in a four-year study conducted at four Arizona field locations. Survival data, growth rates, approximate water requirements, and insect predation have been analyzed under Arizona field conditions. All species showed good survival at the Marana location, with Agave americana exhibiting the most rapid growth increment, averaging fresh weight gains of 70 to 110 kg per plant in the four-year period, with minimal supplemental irrigation. Analysis of carbohydrates in these plants showed an average 50% sugars on a dry weight basis. Projected growth parameters and biomass accumulation data are presented.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleField Evaluations of Agave in Arizonaen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plant Sciences, University of Arizonaen
dc.identifier.journalDesert Plantsen
dc.description.collectioninformationDesert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.en_US
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