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Journal Article

Journal Article

Tiger grass (Thysanolaena maxima) production livelihood project  [2003]

Quiachon, L.; Tagra, M. (Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Cebu City (Philippines));

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The authors determined the sucker production per clump of tiger grass as affected by spacing treatment, the feasibility of small-scale development opportunities of the community, and development of the skills of the community on softbroom making out of tiger grass. The three spacing treatments used were T1 = 1.5 m x 1.5 m, T2 = 2 m x 2 m, and T3 = 4 m x 4 m. Findings showed that based on the statistical analysis system, results showed that in the first three years of harvesting, there was no significant effect of the treatment on the panicle yield of 40.25 panicles per clump. On the third year of implementation, T1 and T2 had panicle yield per clump of 17.70 and 15.62 panicles, respectively. T3 had the highest average panicle yield of 34.70. Income derived from harvested panicles indicated that if sold directly, an average income of P12 per 100 pieces would be realized. However, if sold into a softbroom at market value, it would cost P35/broom. During the first harvest, T2 had an ROI [return on investment] of P852.45. However, T1 and T3 had a deficit of P1,555.79 and P1,246.93, respectively. Third participants in the community were taught the basic skills in broom making. A premembership education seminar was conducted in order to register the group as a cooperative to the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA). The POs were encouraged and assisted in establishing a 1-ha tiger grass plantation area with 4 m x 4 m spacing. This was recommended so that the
POs can intercrop rootcrops and vegetables. The identified crops were garlic, ubi, gabi, cassava, malunggay, onion and stringbeans
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PCARRD Highlights 2002 (Philippines)
ISSN : 0116-9440

Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
2004
Volume:
p. 113-114
All titles:
"Tiger grass (Thysanolaena maxima) production livelihood project"@eng
Other:
"Summary only"
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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
2004
Volume:
p. 113-114
All titles:
"Tiger grass (Thysanolaena maxima) production livelihood project"@eng
Other:
"Summary only"