The European market for exotic roots and tubers is small but growing. Cassava and yams are the biggest sellers. Volumes of taro, yautia or malanga and other roots that are less well known in the European market, are still very small. The main market are ethnic food shops and restaurants, but increasing interest in exotic vegetables and stimulating consumer awareness of the culinary possibilities can help develop the market channels for exotic roots and tubers.
- Selection of suitable cultivars.
- Proper preparation of cuttings and planting.
- Enhancement of soil fertility to improve yields.
- Increasing plant persistence against pests, diseases and weeds.
- Harvest and proper storage.
REFIN S.A. is located in the city of Samborondón – Ecuador which is a suburb of Guayaquil, country’s largest city and main port as well. Commercial operations of our family owned business began in year 1999 based on the partnership of Mr. Harold Müller-Gelinek (+) and Mr. Bernardo Malo, and since then the company has consistently grown always oriented towards providing premium quality tropical products to our off shore customers with whom we constantly work under long term relationship premises.
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African cassava mosaic disease (ACMD) is caused by a virus and, as its name implies, appears to be confined to Africa. A similar disease caused by a closely related virus occurs in India, but the virus which causes the disease known as cassava common mosaic disease, found in South America, belongs to a different group. It follows, therefore, that the original cassava introductions into Africa were free of the disease and were invaded by a virus present in some other host or hosts whose identity has yet to be established.
This production manual covers the following crops: cassava, tannia, taro and boniato. The topics addressed in this manual are the following :
- Seeding and planting
- Fertilizer and lime
- Cultural practices
- Weed management
- Insect management
- Disease management
Algunos productores de mandioca, que entregan su producto a mercados importantes, aplican fertilizantes a base de nitrógeno y fósforo, o nitrógeno solo, sin tener en cuenta las necesidades reales del cultivo y el suelo.