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Seed systems management in cassava cultivation

Code: 9781838790707
James George and Sarojini Amma Sunitha, ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, India

Chapter synopsis: A sustainable cassava seed system will ensure that high-quality seeds of farmer-demanded varieties and crops are produced and fully available on time and affordable to farmers and other stakeholders. This chapter describes the production and management of high-quality cassava seed under both informal and formal seed systems, and under both traditional and different types of rapid propagation methods. The chapter includes a detailed case study on mini-stake-based rapid multiplication in India and looks ahead to future developments in this area of research.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2016.0014.24
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 General description of cassava seed 3 Formal and informal seed systems 4 Quality and standards for planting material 5 Production of quality planting material 6 Rapid multiplication techniques 7 Formal seed system 8 Case study: mini-stake-based rapid multiplication at ICAR-CTCRI, India 9 An integrated approach for the future 10 Future trends and conclusion 11 Where to look for further information 12 References

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