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The Best Month to Plant Cassava

Cassava farming is the growing of cassava from the stage of planting the cassava stem to the stage of harvesting and processing the tubers.

In Nigeria, the best month to plant cassava is the month of May. The month of May is one of the months of the wet season in Nigeria. There is usually abundant rain in the month of May.

The months of June and July can also be the best months to plant cassava in Nigeria because of the availability of good level of rains.

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The Best Months to Plant Cassava in Nigeria

The following are some of the best months to grow cassava in Nigeria:

January

January is the first month of the year. It is one of the dry season months Cassava is not usually planted in the month of January because of the lack of rainfall. However, you can use irrigation to grow cassava in this month.

February

February is the second month of the year. It is one of the dry season months Cassava is not usually planted in the month of February because of the lack of rainfall. However, you can use irrigation to grow cassava in this month.

March

March is usually the first month of the rainy season in Nigeria. However, rainfall is usually sparse in the month of March. Cassava should not be planted in the month of March, except you have irrigation in place.

April

Cassava can be planted in the month of April in southern Nigeria as April hearlds the beginning of rainy season in the southern belt of Nigeria.  Cassava farmers should start plating their cassava stems in the month of April.

May

The month of May is a wet season month. It is one of the best months to plant cassava in Nigeria. The month of May usually has a high volume of rainfall.

June

The month of June is the wettest month in the year in Nigeria. The month of June is also one of the best months to plant cassava in Nigeria. Rain fed cassava farmers see the month of June as the best month to grow cassava in Nigeria.

July

The month of July is one of the wettest months in the year in Nigeria. The month of July is also one of the best months to plant cassava in Nigeria. Rain fed cassava farmers see the month of July as the best month to grow cassava in Nigeria.

August

August is also one of the best months to plant cassava in Nigeria. In the northern part of Nigeria, the month of August is one of the wettest months. Cassava farmers in the northern part of Nigeria may plant cassava in the month of August.

The month of May is unarguably the best month to plant cassava in Nigeria.

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