Mineral Nutrition and Fertilization of Cassava: Manihot Esculenta Crantz

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Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, 1981 - Cassava - 52 pages
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Cassava, a root crop that is propagated vegetatively from stem cuttings, originated in South America, where indigenous tribes learned to extract the poisonous juice from the roots for the preparation of meal. The leaves were also used as a vegetable. After the conquest of the Americas, the plant was taken to Africa and Asia, where it became en important crop for human as well as animal consumption.

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Nutrient removal from the soil
6
Soil requirements of the plant
21
Micronutrients
30

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