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Minimum tillage for Cassava, no plough and no ridging

26 May


Conventional cassava planting is based on disk ploughing and ridging generating marked soil erosion by runoff and depletion of soil fertility. In addition, cassava is well know to export large amount of nitrogen and potassium through tubers production, and stems removal.

We are today cancelling the soil preparation using only a chisel plough for cassava planting. We are so able to preserve the soil resources avoiding the soil erosion and a high soil organic matter mineralization. Cassava should also be conducted under rotational sequence with maize under no-till cropping systems.

   
 Chisel plough for cassava planting - April 2015  Cassava - End of May 2015

 

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