EVALUATION OF TWO SPECIES OF BAMBOO UNDER PLANTATION IN ZIRACUARETIRO, MICHOACÁN, MEXICO

H. Jesús Muñoz-Flores, J. Trinidad Sáenz-Reyes, Rubén Barrera-Ramírez, David Castillo-Quiroz, Francisco Castillo

Abstract


Background. Bamboo species is characterized by their rapid growth; therefore, they have been used in commercial forest plantations in Mexico under several environments. This study aimed to evaluate the survival and growth of two bamboo species: Otatea acuminata, and Otatea rzedwoskiorum, in plantations in Ziracuaretiro, Michoacán. Methods. An experimental design with randomized blocks, two treatments, four replicates, and 25 plants as experimental units was used. Variance (p= 0.05) and Tukey-test analyses were performed for the variables height (AT), diameter at stem base (DBT), and relative growth rate (TCR) in the program Statistica version 13. Results: After two years, there were differences between both species ( ), where O. rzedwoskiorum stood out in survival (96%), but O. acuminata had more AT (2.04 m), DBT (8.30 mm), and TCR (0.013 mm day-1). Implications: O. acuminata can be established adequately in commercial forest plantations in the temperate region of Michoacán. Conclusions: In survival, Q. rzedwoskiorum was better; however, O. acuminata had better growth.

Keywords


survival; growth; Otatea acuminate; O. rzedwoskiorum; commercial forest plantations; cultural labor.

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URN: http://www.revista.ccba.uady.mx/urn:ISSN:1870-0462-tsaes.v25i2.39796



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