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|Better Farming Series 44 - Processing of Cassava and Sweet Potatoes for Animal Feeding (FAO, 1995, 49 p.)|
|Harvesting of cassava roots|
|Cassava roots spoil quickly|
Better Farming Series 44 - Processing of Cassava and Sweet Potatoes for Animal Feeding (FAO, 1995, 49 p.)
Harvesting of cassava roots
56. Harvesting of cassava roots is easy, because the roots start
at the stem just below the soil surface.
57. If the soil in your area is light, you can lift the roots by
Roots by gentle pulling
58. When you lift the roots, take care not to damage them.
Damaged roots spoil very
Cassava roots spoil quickly
59. Cassava roots have a lot of moisture in them and they can
spoil quickly. When damaged, the roots spoil even more quickly.
60. Once harvested, the roots cannot be kept for more than two
days. You must use or sell them quickly. You can also process them into dried
chips or silage.
61. Dried chips and silage keep well. They can be stored for a
long time without