Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 12

Effect of Rice Precedent on Cassava Production in the Rice/Cassava Rotation on Ferralsol in Western Côte D'ivoire

Konan Kouassi Urbain1*, Sehi Zokagon Sylvain2, Ouattara Amidou1, Brahima Koné3, Keli Zagbahi Jules4 and Yao-Kouamé Albert3

1San Pedro University, Agriculture Fishery Resources and Agro-Industry, Côte d’Ivoire
2Felix Houphouet Boigny University, Earth Sciences Unit, Soil Science Department, Côte d’Ivoire
3Felix Houphouet Boigny University, Earth Sciences Unit, Soil Science Department, Côte d’Ivoire
4National Center for Agronomic Research (CNRA), Côte d’Ivoire

*Corresponding Author: Konan Kouassi Urbain, San Pedro University, Agriculture Fishery Resources and Agro-Industry, Côte d’Ivoire.

Received: August 24, 2023; Published: November 27, 2023


The rice/cassava rotation is one of the dominant rice-based cropping systems in western Côte d'Ivoire due to the inaccessibility of chemical fertilisers. The low productivity of this cropping system makes it necessary to think about improving agronomic performance. The objective of this study is to determine the rice precedent effect on the cassava production . To achieve this objective, an agronomic trial was set up at the CNRA Research Station in Man on a Ferralsol. Five cropping sequences were compared in a Fischer block design with 5 treatments and 4 replications: 2 intensive monocultures of rice (0.20 m × 0.20 m) and cassava (1 m × 1 m) and 3 alternations of rice and cassava (R/M/R M/R/M and R/R/M (farmer control)). The parameters measured were height, tillering, and yield of rice and cassava, as well as soil chemical parameters. The results showed that rice crop is a good previous crop for cassava production, while cassava crop had no significant effect on rice production. The rice/cassava rotation harmed soil chemical parameters. Except for the improvement of nitrogen and phosphorus contents due to analysis error and the mobility of nutrients along the fertility gradient. Finally, M/R/M was found to be the best cropping sequence in a cassava-based cropping system.

Keywords: Rotation; Previous Crop; Performance; Ferralsol; Man; Côte d’Ivoire


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Citation: Konan Kouassi Urbain., et al. “Effect of Rice Precedent on Cassava Production in the Rice/Cassava Rotation on Ferralsol in Western Côte D'ivoire" Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.12 (2023): 22-29.


Copyright: © 2023 Konan Kouassi Urbain., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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