A new technique for the rapid propagation of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)

P. Kamalam, P.G. Rajendran, N. Hrishi


A rapid propagation technique was developed by inducing sprouting of two node, single node and half node cuttings of cassava. Of the different treatments, the use of half node cuttings was found to be the most efficient. In one year 647 plants and 3235 stem cuttings (20 cm long) could be developed from a single plant with two stems.

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