HOW TO GROW CASSAVA (PART 3)

HOW TO GROW CASSAVA (PART 3)

HARVESTING All parts of the crop (stems, leaves and tuberous roots) can be harvested for specific markets.   STEMS There is usually a high demand for planting materials of improved varieties at the beginning of the planting season. You can harvest, package and sell...
HOW TO GROW CASSAVA (PART 2)

HOW TO GROW CASSAVA (PART 2)

PREPARATION OF PLANTING MATERIALS Use sharp tools preferably a secateurs or cutlass to cut stems into stakes for planting. Avoid bruising the stems. Smooth cuts enhance root yields through rapid and uniform root development from the cut surface. The recommended length...
HOW TO GROW CASSAVA (PART 1)

HOW TO GROW CASSAVA (PART 1)

CHOICE OF LAND Choose well-drained, deep, loamy soils. Where such is not available sandy and clayey soils can be managed intensively for cassava production. However, very sandy and clayey soils should be avoided.   LAND PREPARATION: The texture and water table of...