Banana (Musa sp.) is an important fruit crop. Its year-round availability, affordability, varietal range, taste, nutritive and medicinal value makes it the favorite fruit among all classes of people. It has also a good export potential. Banana basically a tropical crop, grows well in a temperature range of 15ºC – 35ºC with a relative humidity of 75-85%. It prefers tropical humid lowlands and requires a high amount of nutrients. Finally, bananas are among the most important food crops in the world.
Banana crop is an important economic crop with high economic return. Banana crop is one of the most consumed crops of potassium, while, potassium plays a vital and important role of the banana crop as:
Phosphorus contributes to improvement and productivity of the banana crop through:
One of the most important physiological roles of calcium in banana crop:
Due to the large size of banana leaf, the symptoms of deficiency on the leaves appear in the form of burning of leaves edges and may occur wrap the edges of the leaves inside. In additions, the most important symptoms of deficiency as: -
The most important phosphorus deficiency on banana crop discoloration of leaves in a dark green or bronze color. The low phosphorus on banana plant affects:
Symptoms of calcium deficiency on the banana crop appear as dryness of the edges of young leaves yellowing and deformation and the symptoms of calcium deficiency on crop as: -