The Kinds and Ages of Main Crops as Intercropping with Emperor Bananas in Chanthaburi
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The study was conducted by interviewing emperor banana growers in some target area of Chanthaburi province, i.e. Tambol Khun Song, Tambol Pha Wa, Tambol Kao Wong Kod in Kang Hang Maew District, Tambol Wang Mai in Na Yai Am District, Tambol Tung Banja in Tha Mai District, Tambol Klong Plu, Tambol Phlung, Tambol Chanta Klam, Tambol Chag Thai in Khitchakut District in February 2011 for 80 samples. There found that most farmers are estimated 85.7% to have grown emperor bananas as the main crop plants. By 31.2% grow emperor bananas in the durian orchard, subsequent to the planting of emperor bananas in orchards of mangosteen, rambutan and longkong, which accounted for 25.7%, 13.8% and 11.9%, respectively. While emperor banana planting in other crop plants was relatively little. The age of the main crop plant as a whole, most of the them between 0-5 years was 36.3%, followed by the main crop plant was between 6-10 years, 20.0%.