TY - JOUR
TI - Indirect method for estimating clove tree yields
PY - 1989/10/30
Y2 - 2024/11/13
JF - Tropical Agriculture
JA - ta
VL - 66
IS - 4
SE - Research Papers
LA - en
UR - https://journals.sta.uwi.edu/ojs/index.php/ta/article/view/1898
AB - Measurements of canopy area (A) and visual scores for clove bud differentiation (S) were used to describe the variability in clove tree yields using regression analysis. Of the fitted variates, A + S accounted for more variability than A or S individually. For some datasets, unstable variation in yield, A and S necessitated the use of logarithmic transformations before the sum was fitted in the regression analysis; the relationship between yield and A and S was then of the form of the product between A and S. The use and some of the limitations of this function as a substitute for yield data or as a means of estimating tree yields are discussed.
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