Effect of Sample Cuttings Area on The Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz var. Rav) Tuber Yields Under Agroecological Conditions of Gbadolite City, Democratic Republic of The Congo
Molongo M, Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua, Monde G, Magbukudua M., Ngemale G, Malomalo M, Shabani W, Fabrice B. Mwanza, Aaron L. Pambu
Corresponding Author : Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gbadolite, P.O. Box 111 Gbadolite, DR Congo.
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Received : 2015-02-14 Accepted : 2015-03-27 Published : 2015-03-27
Abstract : Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an important food crop in Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a tuberous crop that produces long and tapered storage roots that are a major source of energy and carbohydrates. Depending on the cultivars and growing conditions, these large storage roots are harvested 6 to 24 months after planting. The present study was conducted under agro-ecological conditions of Gbadolite city during 12 months in order to evaluate the effect of cassava sample cuttings area on the yields of tuber roots. The results revealed that the yields were 15.33; 16.40 and 15.60 t/ha for the base cuttings, middle and top cuttings respectively. This indicates that the sampling area does not affect cassava tuber roots production (p>0.05), and means that all the cassava stems can be used as propagating material in the District of Nord Ubangi. For the best of our knowledge, this is the first time report on such research in the District of Nord Ubangi.
Keywords : Manihot esculenta Crantz, sample cutting location, tuber root yields, Gbadolite city, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Citation : Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua. et al.. (2015). Effect of Sample Cuttings Area on The Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz var. Rav) Tuber Yields Under Agroecological Conditions of Gbadolite City, Democratic Republic of The Congo. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology, V2I4. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.999518
Copyright : © 2015 Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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