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Influence of mineral and organic fertilization on some agronomic parameters of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) seedlings in Daloa (Centre-West, Côte d’Ivoire)

Serge Kouadio N'gonian, Auguste-Denise Mambé Boye, Kévin Junior Borel Aka, Elie Konan Yobouet

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Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.21(5), 21-34, November 2022

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This study evaluated the effect of mineral and organic fertilization on some agronomic parameters of cassava nursery plants Bocou 1 and Yavo (Manihot esculenta Crantz). For this purpose, 1200 cassava plants were produced on 10 substrates based on soil supplemented with chicken droppings, sawdust, carbonized rice husks and NPK 10 18 18. The trial was conducted in a completely randomized Fisher block design on two 880 m2 subplots 6 m apart. The planting density was 1 m x 1 m with three replications per treatment, i.e. 600 plants per cassava variety. The manures used were chicken manure, charred rice husks and NPK 10-18. Results showed that treatments T2S6 (T2: Carbonized rice husks; S6: Substrate 6) and T2S3 (T2: Carbonized rice husks; S3: Substrate 3) induced better plant growth than the other treatments for the two cassava varieties studied. The highest yields were obtained with treatments T3S2 (T3: NPK 10 18 18; S2: Substrate 2) (456.83 t/ha) and T2S8 (T2: Carbonized rice husks; S8: Substrate 8) (423.25 t/ha) at Bocou 1 and Yavo, respectively. The results of this study will help optimize cassava production in Côte d’Ivoire and improve the purchasing power and livings standard of producers.

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