How to start and grow cassava in Nigeria | cassava farming business start-up


Cassava is one of the major God giving lucrative crop in Nigeria,
though its every where in the world and its widely distributed and
consumed all over the world.

 Its so pathetic how people neglect agriculture these days and suffer so many abnormal and unnecessary*
struggles in life which includes: Malnutrition, umemployment, some
even go to bed without eating due to so much poverty, while they have
resources all around that can actually help you get out of such
dellima.
Cassava processed into garri


We are ignorantly sitting on Goldmine and dwelling in a land
of honey and prosperity stop complaining about low pay jobs and
poverty in this country and start your journey into prosperity and
wealth by venturing into "cassava farming business" today.     I have
actually shared article on "Cassava production, benefits and healthimportance" but i had to write more on how to venture into this Money making farming business and help our loyal reader progress by
investing into #Agriculture# the major concern of this Blog community
is to open the eyes of people to see how much potential is lying down
there in the agricultural industry and how you can use the power of
information to kick-start your own agricbusiness today.
We all know how much cassava is useful to Nigerians.

  The industrial processing of cassava in Nigeria holds much potential for successful investment.
Another thing that should attract anyone is the fact that almost every
family in Nigeria consumes cassava and cassava related products weekly
if not daily so this hold so much market potential for the crop.

     Cassava can be processed into a number of products such as
starch, flour, chips, ethanol and glucose syrup, and bread to name a
few. These products are all in high demand locally and also have
significant export possibilities. These therefore, place a lot of raw
cash in the hands of anyone who has the product.
As a smart person, you should be thinking about how to take advantage
of government support for agriculture and the increased budget to make
wealth for yourself. If you are ready, here are what you need to farm
cassava.

Cassava  requires a well-drained fertile
loamy soil *its not  compulsory for the soil to be loamy as cassava
can survive any kind of soil* another important thing is



VARIETY: Varieties For good cassava production, the following varieties are recommended
for their high yield and processing quality: TMS 30572, NR 8082,
NR8083, TMS 4(2) 1425, TMS 81/00110, TMS 92/0326. An additional 10
varieties are in the process of being released. Check from the cassava
production specialists in Ibadan, oyo state Nigeria, or from the
Ministry of Agriculture or commercial government farms.
 A total herbicide-Round up (a glyphosate) should be applied to the land
where you want to plant your cassava at the rate of 4-5 l/ha 10 days
before land preparation. For cost effectiveness and optimum plant
population of your cassava , mechanization and planting on ridges are
recommended.

Liming
It is recommended that 5 (50 kg) bags of agricultural lime be applied
/ha during land preparation.
Planting and planting material
1. Cassava Planting starts in April and can be extended to October.
2. The quantity of cassava recommended for 1 ha is 60 bundles of cassava stem.
3. Cassava Stem cuttings 25 cm long should be planted at a spacing of 1 m x 1 m.
4. Maintain 100% cassava planting rate by replacing dead or nonviable stems.
Post-planting weed control
Where a total herbicide was not used before land preparation for
cassava plantation, it is recommended that a selective pre-emergence
herbicide be applied within three days after planting. Five liters of
Primextra is recommended /ha.
Fertilizer use, type and rate
The following fertilizers and their rate/ha are recommended
*NPK 15:15:15-12 (50 kg) bags
*NPK 20:10:10-9 (50 kg) bags
*NPK 12:12:17-15 (50 kg) bags
Apply fertilizer at 8 weeks after planting your cassava. Apply
fertilizer in a ring, 6 cm wide and 10 cm from the plant or broadcast
with care around the cassava plant, making sure the fertilizer does
not touch the cassava stem or leaves.

Yield Cassava Yield of 25 t/ha and above can be obtained with good agronomic
practices and management.
Therefore, every step must be taken seriously in the process of
planting your cassava.
Note
To reduce cost of production and attain high yields, it is recommended
that land preparation be fully
mechanized. A power tiller can be used if the total land area under
cultivation is not more than 250ha
Cassava Production Like This Will Make You Millions of Naira
Production cost for one hectare of cassava
Land preparation ........

N10,000.00
Cassava cuttings (60 bundles @ N300/bundle) ..................N18,000.00
Planting (4 person at N1000/pd)
.........................................N4,000.00
Pre-emergence herbicides (5 liters at N1000/l) ....................N5,000.00
Fertilizer (20:10:10, 9 bags at N2500/bag) ..........................N22,000.00
Insecticides (2 liters at N1000/l)
..........................................N3,000.00
Application of herbicide
.......................................................N3,000.00
Application of insecticide
......................................................N 3,000.00
Application of fertilizer (4 persons at N1,000/pd) .................N4,000.00
One weeding (10 person at N1,000/pd) .... ..........................N10,000.00
Harvesting (15 person at N1,500/pd).
..................................N17,500.00
Total ...................................................................................
N100,000.00

Farm labor wage rates vary by location.

Note: Fixed capital investments are not included. Such capital
investments include knapsack or boom sprayers, tractors or power
tillers, stem cutters, planters, and harvesters. With planters and
harvesters, manual labor use can be minimized.

This is one of the business you can access very quickly and easily to,
why not take advantage now and free style to the bank.

           Am sure you can now see how lucrative and profitable
Cassava (manhot spp), if you are still unemployed oryou are thiniking
of starting up a profitable agricultural investment that canmake you
wealthy and establsih a farm holding that will meet the need of the
people and make you self-employed cassava farming is another business
i strongly recommend.
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