It pays to irrigate plantains and bananas

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Author: Sean Adams
Date: May 1994
From: Agricultural Research(Vol. 42, Issue 5)
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
Document Type: Article
Length: 528 words

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An Agricultural Research Service study has shown that drip irrigation is cost-effective when used to grow plantains and bananas in semiarid tropical areas. The study, performed in Puerto Rico, showed that, on a 50-acre farm, drip irrigation can help produce gross profits of as much as $374,000 for a first-ratoon banana crop and approximately $205,000 for a plantain crop.

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