Production of cassava planting material

Lozano, J.C. and Toro, J.C. and Castro, A. and Bellotti, A.C. (1977) Production of cassava planting material. Other. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, Colombia.

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Methods for obtaining good cassava stem cuttings, which are necessary for high yields, are set out in detail. Good cuttings come from a cv. with good rooting capacity and from 6- to 18-month-old stems. They have 5-7 nodes, a diam. of > 50% of the max. thickness of the stem of the cv. planted and are at least 20 cm long. Mechanical damage should be avoided and cuts should be even and transverse. Propagating material should not be taken from diseased plants and should not be introduced from regions infected with African mosaic virus, cassava bacterial blight or superelongation. Cuttings treated with eradicant and protectant fungicides, insecticides or acaricides or combinations of these can be stored for > 30 days.ADDITIONAL ABSTRACT:The section on stem health (9-23) contains an account of the systemic, localized and soil-borne pathogens (viruses, mycoplasmas, fungi and bacteria) followed by recommendations for their control on cuttings and seedlings

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Author Affiliation: CIAT, Cali, Colombia
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 03:40
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 03:40

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