Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 10(2), pp. 175 - 183
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2022.100209
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Morphological Characteristics of Abaca (Musa textilis Nee') Cultivars Grown in Two Municipalities of Aklan, Philippines


Gene T. Señeris *, Evelyn P. Vedasto , Malco M. Teodosio , Melba L. Ragaas , Lelisa J. Teodosio
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Aklan State University, Banga, Aklan, Philippines

ABSTRACT

The present study identified the different abaca (Musa textilis Nee) cultivars grown in the 34 identified abaca producing barangays of Madalag and Libacao, Aklan, Philippines, and evaluated the morphological characteristics of the matured abaca plant such as plant height, number of suckers, number of leaves, the circumference of pseudostem and length of stalks. Stratified random sampling was conducted. From the two municipalities, there were 34 abaca-producing barangays identified, and three abaca plantations were randomly selected to obtain the morphological characteristics of the different abaca cultivars using the prescribed measurement procedures. Distribution of the cultivars determined through geospatial mapping using Geographic Information System (GIS). Statistical analyses employed were single factor analysis of variance (ANOVA) and T-test to determine significant differences among groups/cultivars at α = 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that there were four identified abaca cultivars commonly grown in Madalag and Libacao. These were Bisaya, Tabukanon, Agbayanon and Negro cultivars. Moreover, the morphological performance of the different cultivars responded differently. The study will provide relevant data on the distribution and morphological characteristics of abaca cultivars in the province. It could enhance programs and interventions in achieving the local and global demand for high-quality abaca fiber.

KEYWORDS
Distribution, Fiber, Geographic Information System, Musae, Variety

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Gene T. Señeris , Evelyn P. Vedasto , Malco M. Teodosio , Melba L. Ragaas , Lelisa J. Teodosio , "Morphological Characteristics of Abaca (Musa textilis Nee') Cultivars Grown in Two Municipalities of Aklan, Philippines," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 175 - 183, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2022.100209.

(b). APA Format:
Gene T. Señeris , Evelyn P. Vedasto , Malco M. Teodosio , Melba L. Ragaas , Lelisa J. Teodosio (2022). Morphological Characteristics of Abaca (Musa textilis Nee') Cultivars Grown in Two Municipalities of Aklan, Philippines. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 10(2), 175 - 183. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2022.100209.