MECHANIZED CASSAVA PRODUCTION IN BARBADOS

Barbados has well developed pig and poultry industries but the main feed ingredients are imported from extraregional sources. The use of chipped cassava as a substitute for some of the imported corn used by feed manufacturers is being investigated by CARDI. Cassava has been grown locally for many years mainly for human consumption but methods have not been scientific and yields have been low. New varieties, mechanisation of planting and harvesting operations and improved agronomic practices are being introduced in an effort to increase efficiency and to produce the crop at a competitive price. In addition the drought tolerance of cassava makes It a useful altenative crop for the dry marginal areas of the island. ----- Las industrias porcina y, avfcola de Barbados estln bien desarrolladas pero los ingredientes mls importantes de Ia la alimentacion son importados de fuentes extra-regionales, EI uso de pedacitos de yuca como sustituto de una parte del maiz importado por los fabricantes del pienso, esta' siendo investigodo por CARDI. La yuca ha sido cultivada 10calmente por muchos anos, principalmente para el consumo humano, pero los rnetodos no han sido cientificos y el rendimiento ha sido bajo. En un esfuerzo por aumentar la eficiencia y producir el cultivo a un precio competitive, se estin introduciendo: newvas variedades, mecanizacion de la siembra y recoleccion, y mejores practicas agronomicas, Ademfs, la tolerancia a la sequla de la yuca la convierte en una alternativa 6tH en las ueas secas margina.les de la isla.


Issue Date:
Sep 08 1985
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
4




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