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dc.contributor.authorCastro M, A
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-29T17:12:51Z
dc.date.available2016-02-29T17:12:51Z
dc.date.issued1979
dc.identifier.citationCASTRO M., A. 1979. The new technology for cassava production. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, CO. 36 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/71809
dc.description.abstractCassava is a low-priority crop in agricultural development policies in most L.A. countries, limiting active research and extension activities. A description is given of CIAT-generated low- cost technology that can increase yields. This package consists of the visual selection of planting material; chemical treatment (fungicides + insecticides + micronutrients) of the selected cuttings; proper preparation of the cuttings (cut rectangularly at 20 cm, with 5-7 nodes) and planting vertically at a depth of 10 cm; and the use of high-yielding, adapted var. Cassava should be planted on ridges when soils are heavy textured with greater than 1200 mm rainfall/yr. On Oxisols and Vertisols, cassava should be fertilized with 1/2 t dolomitic lime and 1 t/ha 10-20-20NPK + 20S + 10Zn. In other soils, sufficient fertilizer to replace the nutrients extracted in the final product should be applied. Timely control of weeds is important. Pest-tolerant var. should be used; rotation or fallowing can also be practiced to break pest cycles. If disease-resistant material is not available, planting should be timed to avoid disease attack. Mechanical harvesting aids and storage of fresh roots are also discussed. (AS)
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCentro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)
dc.subjectMANIHOT ESCULENTA
dc.subjectCOSTS
dc.subjectCUTTINGS
dc.subjectPEST CONTROL
dc.subjectPLANT DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectPLANTING
dc.subjectPRODUCTIVITY
dc.subjectROOTS
dc.subjectSTORAGE
dc.subjectCULTIVATION
dc.subjectECONOMICS
dc.subjectPHYSIOLOGY
dc.subjectPLANT ANATOMY
dc.subjectPLANT PHYSIOLOGY
dc.subjectPROPAGATION MATERIALS
dc.subjectSTARCH CROPS
dc.titleThe new technology for cassava production
dc.typeReport
cg.subject.ciatCASSAVA
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access


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