Cassava: A Reliable Staple for Subtropical Gardeners.
Cassava production depends on a supply of quality stem cuttings. The multiplication rate of planting materials is very low compared to grain crops, which are propagated by true seeds. In addition, cassava stem cuttings are bulky and highly perishable as they dry up within a few days.
Cassava Stem sprouting Cassava is propagated by cuttings got from a cassava plant stem. To make cuttings, choose stems 2 to 4 cm thick, from the strongest plants which are not diseased and have already produced tubers. After the harvest, tie the selected stems in bundles, wait for at least 10 days before planting them.
The cassava stand density in the farmers' fields varies widely from 500 plants per ha to 40 000 plants per ha depending on climatic zone, the cassava morphological characteristics such as branching type and leaf shape, soil fertility status, seed-bed type and cropping pattern, etc. Farmers who plant cassava as a cash crop plant at higher plant densities than farmers who plant the crop as a.
Most cassava in Thailand is grown in the east, northeast and central areas of Thailand in about 45 provinces comprising approximately 8.2 million rais (OAE, 2013). The primary parts of the cassava plant include the leaf, stem, rhizome and root. The most commonly used part of the plant is the root, which is primarily employed for industrial.
Cassava farming is dominated by states in the south east such as Anambra, Delta,Edo, Abia, Enugu Imo, etc. Cassava farming is one of the easiest thing a farmer can do since it only involve the burying of the stems in the soil, whether you make ridges or not and in less than 6 months, you are already harvesting.
Cassava plants are a powerhouse of nourishment. If you have hair that is dry or damaged, consider this plant and let it help repair all the damage. Health Benefits Of Cassava. The tubes and roots of the cassava plant contain calories, proteins, fat, carbohydrates, iron, Vitamin B and C and also starch.
Some cassava farmers who had decreased their holdings took note of the price increase and planned to plant more of the crop in the future. Nheth Sophorn, a cassava farmer in Battambang, said that while she only allocated 2 hectares to cassava last year, “this year, we get a better price, and that gives me profits and hope, so I decided to turn back to planting cassava”.