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GENERAL INFORMATION


Cassava, rice and wheat are important suppliers of calories in the diets of Trinbagonians.

Cassava is grown mainly by small farmers and is consumed boiled and fried or in soups

and pastries. In Tobago farine, made from cassava, is a popular processed product.

Consumption is not limited to the home since many fast food outlets do have cassava on

their menu on a daily basis. This bulletin is intended to provide agronomic information for

the successful cultivation of cassava.


VARIETIES


There are more than 40 varieties of cassava (Manihot esculenta) held at the Research

Division, Centeno. Some of the local and introduced varieties were characterized and

evaluated for yield, pest and disease tolerance and cooking quality. This information is

available to farmers upon request from the Research Division, Centeno 1

Recommended Local varieties: Maracas Black Stick, White Stick, Butter Stick, Blue

Stick and Butter Stick

Recommended Introduced varieties: M Col 22, CIAT Hybrid, CMC 40, M Mex.


ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS


1. Soil type: Cassava can be grown on most soils, however the best soils are

sandy clay loams that are well drained without a fluctuating water

table. Proper soil management practices, adequate soil drainage

and limestone applications at 2-4 t/ha incorporated into the soil 3 to

4 months before planting are necessary for the successful cultivation

of cassava in the following "sugarcane" soils: Washington Series,

Waterloo Series, Couva Series, Freeport Series, McBean

Series, Cunupia Clay and Princes Town Clay.

These soils are mostly acidic, high in nitrogen with high aluminum

levels that stunt plant growth and reduce the formation of tuberous

roots.


2. pH  5.5 - 6.5


3. Rainfall:


Cassava thrives best when rainfall is well distributed throughout the

growing period and is not erratic. Cassava cultivars such as the M

Mex, CIAT Hybrid and CMC40 cannot withstand flooding or

prolonged waterlogged conditions. The tubers deteriorate rapidly

under these situations and are not marketable.

4. Shade: The cassava crop is highly sensitive to shade leading to low yields

and must be grown under full sunlight. However, cassava can be

successfully used as a shade plant in young cocoa plantations.

5. Temperature: Maximum root production occurs within a temperature range of 25o

to 32 o C. Higher temperatures slow photosynthesis and food

produced by the leaves are used for vegetative growth and not tuber

filling.

LAND PREPARATION


1. Clear land of all grass, brush and trees

2. Plough, rotovate and ridge

3. Apply limestone at 2-4 t/ha before rotovating

4. Form ridges 1m apart and 25-40 cm high

5. Plough along the contour in hilly areas and ensure proper drains are formed

PLANTING MATERIAL CHOICE, SELECTION AND TREATMENT


1. Choose healthy, disease free planting material (setts) from vigorously growing

plants 8-15 months old.

2. Select cuttings from the middle stem portions, 30 cm long with an average of 9-12

nodes. Cut setts using a handsaw or clean, sharp cutlass sterilized in a 1% Sodium

hypochlorite (commercial bleach) solution.

3. Bundle setts and dip in a fungicide/insecticide solution for 10-15 minutes.

4. Allow the solution to drain off before planting.


PLANTING


Setts are planted 50 cm to 90 cm on the ridge at a 45o angle leaving 2-3 nodes above

ground. Cassava is normally planted in May at the beginning of the rainy season. However,

earlier plantings in March and April can significantly increase tuber yields.


WEED MANAGEMENT


Use a contact and/or pre- emergent herbicide to control weeds for the first three months of

growth (vegetative stage).

Hand-weeding using hoes are normally recommended after 3 months, if necessary, since

the enlarged crop canopy should limit weed growth after 3 months.

FERTILIZING

A SOIL TEST SHOULD ALWAYS BE DONE TO DETERMINE FERTILIZER TYPES

AND RATES.

1. When soil tests are not done, a general recommendation for fertilizing cassava can

be:

a. NPK (12:24:12) applied at the rate of 336 kg/ha at 6 weeks after planting

followed by 16:8:24 at 16 weeks after planting

OR

b. Mixtures of single fertilizers such as Calcium Nitrate, Muriate of Potash

and Triple Super Phosphate at 114-209 kg/ha N, 25 - 37 kg/ha P and 240

- 335 kg/ha K also applied at 6 and 16 weeks after planting

2. Average quantities work out to be one handful (85gm-113gm) of fertilizer per plant

at each application.

3. Place fertilizers 15cm to 45cm from the base of the stem in drill holes. Drill holes

should be 10cm to 15cm in depth. Placement of fertilizers in drill holes reduces

fertilizer loss through runoff water.

4. Fertilizing plants 16 weeks after planting enhances tuber bulking.


PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT

The major pests and diseases of cassava are:

1. Thrips and Mites: Can be controlled using a recommended miticide and Insect

Growth Regulators. These pests are prevalent during dry periods and decreases as

rainfall increases.

2. Cassava Shoot Fly: Systemic insecticides should be used only during heavy

infestations.

3. Chinch bugs: Crotalaria can be used as a trap crop for this bug as well as crop

rotation practices which break the life cycle of the bug.

4. Cassava Bacterial Blight, Rust and Super Elongation Disease: Contact the

Ministry for advice on proper control measures


HARVESTING


Cassava matures between 8 to 12 months after planting. Cutting back plants 2 weeks before

harvesting should cause tubers to mature and increase yields by 10%. Do not weed before

harvesting.

Excess soil should be removed from the harvested tubers and tubers carefully packed in

crates or bags for transport. Bagged cassava tubers prior to sale can be covered with moist

jute bags. This reduces vascular (blue) streaking. Contract farmers should follow guidelines

for harvesting, sorting, storing and transportation of tubers as directed by the contractor.

FG to provide 10,000 tractors for farmers

THE Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), has entered into collaboration with the Nigeria Agriculture Mechanization and Equipment Leasing Company (NAMEL) to provide 10,000 tractors for both small and large scale farmers in Nigeria. 

The collaboration is targeted at increasing agricultural output for domestic consumption and export. It would also give birth to the Private Sector Driven Agriculture Mechanization Programme (PSDAMP), which is structured to deploy high quality mechanization equipment, finance expertise, mechanization extension and capacity building services using an equipment leasing model (ELM). Speaking during the signing of the agreement between the FMARD and NAMEL in Abuja, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu Ogbeh, expressed optimism that the partnership would enable the agricultural sector to become finance-generating. He stated that the partnership, which had already secured the approval of the federal government, would also make sure the equipment are well taken care of, adding that people will be trained on how to handle the tractors and the project. Ogbeh stated that the partnership is not just a business, but aimed at eradicating poverty in local communities and villages. He said, “It is high time that an end be put to people who destroy the agricultural sector by selling fake farm producing products, such like wrong seeds, fertilizers, and chemicals. The Federal Government is ready to ensure that farmers are served the right type of tractor and the right type of seed for good productivity.” Also speaking, Ahmed Adekunle, Programme Officer, NAMEL said the programme is mostly made  for the youth, noting that every 1,000 hectares of land which is open and developed would be giving to the youths,  three  hectare  each or four hectares.


ABUJA- THE Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has assured farmers of government’s support with 10, 000 tractors from John Deere in the next five years to boost mechanized farming across the country.

ABUJA- THE Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has assured farmers of government’s support with 10, 000 tractors from John Deere in the next five years to boost mechanized farming across the country. Ogbeh Ogbeh who received the management of John Deere in office lead by the President and Chief Executive Officer, Africa, Asia and Europe, John Deere, Mark Van Pentz, expressed optimism that with Public Private Partnership, PPP, initiative the sector will experience high mechanized farming activities that would lead to wealth and job creation, hence will attract young people into farming. According to him with the coming of John Deere at this point the government has been on diversifying the economy mechanization services will be delivered to farmers. He also asked the company to consider ploughs that will accompany the tractors and get the best tractors that would last for 15years on the farms, which could be easily replaced. He said: “In the discussion of President Buhari and President Trump, a topic came up on the importation of agriculture related items from the US and I don’t think people understood perhaps the first and most strategic item is tractor. “We as a government have decided that we have too long relied on a mono-crop and oil and paid a very little attention to agriculture, we have paid a very high price for that and it is time for us to change gear and if we don’t the future could be extremely painful. “We want to congratulate you to be first to take the leap forward; we are looking at 10,000 tractors from you in the next five years, an average of 2,000 per annum and we have structure, a public private partnership between the Nano Group and the Ministry of Agriculture, and we are proud to say you that our department of mechanization has put in place a structure which we believe will work across Africa far better than what we did in the past. “We thank you for faith in Nigeria at this time, for the willingness to partner with us and we can assure you that through Nigeria, East, Central and West Africa, Nigeria will be a marketing tool.” In his earlier remarks, President and Chief Executive Officer, Africa, Asia and Europe, John Deere, Mark Van Pentz, said Nigeria remains an important country in food production, and that has made them to be present in the country since 70s and 80s, and now have better equipment, services and solutions to offer millions of farmers in the country and look forward to partner with the government and other to deliver these equipment and services that would make Nigeria prosper in the near future. Also speaking was the Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, John Deere, Jason Brantley, who said they have launched an agricultural revolution campaign for food production called ‘SMART’, which will also support farmers in Nigeria. According to him SMART implies S-solution for small-scale farmers; M-mechanizing food yield improvement; A-access to finance; R-reliability for lower cost; T-technology and education. “We are to put together a very comprehensive and appropriate strategy to improve mechanization in food security for Nigeria”, Brantley said. Meanwhile, the company has launched tractors and solutions that would service the agricultural sector under its SMART campaign at Gwagwalda, Abuja. The Minister who cut the ribbon at the ceremony said government has no business in tractor management since it has proved to be a colossal failure, rather promised to partner with John Deere. In his good will message, the National President Tractor Owners & Hiring Facilities Association Nigeria, TOHFAN, Danladi Garba, appreciated the move by John Deere to assist farmers in practicing mechanized farming, and describing it as a new beginning in the sector, which he also called on the company to consider an assembly plant in Nigeria. Also in his good will message, the National President, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, Aminu Goroyon, represented by the National Vice President, Abdullahi Yawa, said the association with membership in all the 36 and Federal Capital Territory will partner with John Deere following the importance of mechanized rice farming

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