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Effects of Harvesting Frequency on Leaf and Root Yields of Cassava

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 October 2008

M. T. Dahniya
Affiliation:
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), PMB 5320, Ibadan
C. O. Oputa
Affiliation:
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
S. K. Hahn
Affiliation:
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), PMB 5320, Ibadan

Summary

Total fresh leaf yield of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) variety Isunikankiyan was not significantly affected by harvesting frequency, unlike variety TMS 30211. Compared with plants whose leaves were not harvested, there was a decrease in total fresh tuberous root yields of 56–76%, 34–62% and 15–32% when leaves were harvested at 1-, 2- and 3-month intervals respectively. The two cassava varieties reacted differently to leaf harvests in terms of tuber yields. Harvesting the top leaves of cassava at 2- or 3-month intervals is recommended to ensure reasonable yields of both leaves and tuberous roots.

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