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Thinning of Plantain Suckers and the Importance

Plantain, Musa × paradisiaca (syn. Musa sapientum) is an herbaceous perennial belonging to the family Musaceae. Plantains are distinguished from

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Required Spacing for Plantain Cultivation

The recommended spacing is 3 m between the plantain rows and 2 m within the row (in other words. 3

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Selecting the site for Plantain Cultivation

The site to be used for plantain farming business should be easily accessible, especially if the establishment of a large

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Complete Guide to Plantain Inter-cropping

Intercropping is defined simply as growing two or more crop types on one field. The practice of intercropping has actually

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Methods of Preparing the Field for Plantain Cultivation

Fields to be used for the plantain farm are to be prepared with minimum disturbance to the soil (no-tillage farming).

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Ways of Preparing Plantain Suckers for Planting

Plantain suckers are separated from their mother plant with a spade or machete. The sucker corm must not be damaged

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Methods of Planting Plantain Suckers (PPS)

Plantain suckers are planted immediately after field preparation. Plant holes are prepared with a minimum size of about 30 cm

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Plantain’s Planting Period (PPP)

Plantains can be planted throughout the rainy season. However, they should grow vigorously and without stress during the first 3

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Weed Management on Plantain Cultivation

Weed is the major constraint to tropical crop production which makes weed management very important if you want to obtain

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Plantain Propping: Importance and Methods

The heavy weight of the plantain bunch bends all bearing plants and can cause doubling (pseudo stem breaks), snap- off

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The Different Plantain Planting Materials

Now that you have the land and have prepared it for planting your plantain suckers, does that guarantee your success

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Plantain Mulching: Importance and Methods

When we talk about plantain mulching, we need to understand that organic matter is essential for plantain cultivation . External

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Plantain Fertilizer Application and Methods

The plantain crop always benefits from the use of fertilizer (table 1). The yield from fertilized plants can be up

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List of Plantain Cultivars (Musa spp.)

So far, At least 116 plantain cultivars have been identified in the West and Central Africa. Meanwhile the plant size

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Recommended Plantain’s Climatic Requirement

Plantains, like other bananas require a hot and humid environment. Ideally, the average air temperature should be about 30°C and

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Introduction and Morphology of Plantain

Plantain and Banana are staple crops grown throughout the tropics. In Africa, plantain and Banana are also an important source

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Managing the Fallow Period in Plantains

Today we are going to discuss about the different ways of managing fallow period in plantain farming but first we

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