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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MONOGASTRIC AND RUMINANT ANIMAL DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MONOGASTRIC AND RUMINANT ANIMAL DIGESTIVE SYSTEM MONOGASTRIC ANIMAL RUMINANT ANIMALS Possesses only one stomach 1. P...

cultural practices in the propagation of yam

<h1>Cultural practices in the propagation of yam</h1>
Here are a list of cultural practices that can be carried out during yam propagation
Mulching as a cultural practice in yam propagation:
This is the covering of the heaps or ridges with dry leaves to reduce soil temperature, conserve soil moisture and prevent rotting of yam setts.

Regular weeding is a cultural practice in propagation of yam :
 This should be done regularly to control pest and reduce weed competition with crops for nutrients.

Application of fertilizer as a cultural practice in yam propagation:
Apply 200kg (four bags) of N.P.K. fertilizer per hectare three months after planting, by ring method.

Staking as a cultural practice in yam propagation of yam:
The yam should be staked with strong sticks or bamboo. It ensures adequate exposure of the leaf surface to sunlight and increases yield.


Training of vine through staking as a cultural practice in yam propagation:
 This is done regularly after staking to ensure even spreading and neatness of the vines to receive sunlight.


<h2>Maturity period of yam after planting:</h2>
Yam matures in 8-12 months after planting.

Harvesting process of yam
 Dig the soil gently with cutlass to remove tuber from the soil. Processing: Yam tubers are processed into yam powder or flour or consumed locally. Storage: Yam tubers are stored in barns. It can also be stored in form of yam flour and in dried peeled yam tubers.

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