During the fourth quarter of 2020, Agrinoze tested the impact of its unique approach to precision irrigation on Cassava, as part of a south-east Asia precision irrigation project.
Cassava is a tropical root crop, originally from Amazonia, that provides the staple food of an estimated 800 million people worldwide.
200% Yield increase
The traditional Cassava cultivation benchmark:
- The average Cassava yield in the country is approximately 23 tons/Ha/year.
- The typical growth cycle is nine months, one cycle a year.
- Three months after planting, the Cassava roots were harvested for testing.
- The roots were measured and tested by a local lab and were found to be suitable for marketing after a third of the typical cycle.
200% yield increase
- Running 2-3 cycles per year means an annual yield of 60-70 tons/Ha/year, compared to the benchmark of 23 tons/Ha/year.
- These results demonstrate Agrinoze’s ability to give the plants what they need even in a dense spacing protocol, reach the full genetic growth potential of the plants, and run more growth cycles per year compared to conventional agriculture.
- Using our irrigation solution in a dense planting protocol can generate up to 3 times the yield compared to conventional methods.
- Water and fertilizer savings were very significant compared to the benchmark, especially since there were 3 times more plants per hectare compared to the benchmark. Approximately 50% of water and 50% of fertilizers can be saved.
Cassava, 3 weeks post planting
Cassava, 3 months post planting