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Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 2:47pm On Jun 25, 2017
Plantain is an important staple and a source of income for many farmers. The fact that, plantain fruits throughout the year add to its importance as a food security crop.However, the productivity and lifespan of plantain has drastically reduced due to lack of proper scientific cultivation practices, inadequate high quality seedlings, pest and disease pressures, etc. These problems are escalating because farmers in Sub Saharan Africa use suckers and corms which in most cases are infested with pests and diseases.

In addressing this major challenge, macropropagation technology was developed by International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan and the African Center for Banana and Plantain Research, Duala. Macropagation technology eliminates sucker-transmitted pests and diseases.

Advantage of macro propagated suckers:-

- few high yielding cultivals can be rapidly multiplied.

-Seedlings will be free from pests and diseases.

-Can expect uniform growth of the plants and increase in crop yield.

-Early maturity of crop can be expected and maximum use of land is possible.

-With macropropagated suckers, farmers can go for round the year plantation as seedlings available throughout the year.

-Two successive ratoons are possible in a short period which will minimize the cost of cultivation.

-With this macro propagation, no staggered harvesting.

-The productivity of the plants are high where 95% to 99% plants can bear bunches.

Kindly call for your macro propagated plantain suckers and free consultancy services on improved techniques of plantain plantation establishment and management .... you would be glad you did .

Location: Benin City

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Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 2:50pm On Jun 25, 2017
Planting suckers obtained from old plantain farms transfers plantain weevils (pictures 1&2) and nematodes (pictures 3&4) from the old farm to the new farm.

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Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 2:51pm On Jun 25, 2017
What IITA and CARBAB say about macropropagated suckers:

" Farmers usually depend on natural regeneration of plantain for the supply of planting materials. This is a very slow process that often produces small numbers of planting materials that are usually contaminated by various soil pathogens such as nematodes and shortens the lifetime of plantation to only one or two cycles of cultivation, beyond which lodging occurs. IITA has developed techniques for the rapid multiplication of healthy planting materials. " IITA Ibadan.

"The cultivation of plantain is underexploited due to the inadequate provision of good quality propagation materials. The negative influence of parasites also leads to the use of poor quality suckers, resulting in growth cycle of only two years. The return on effort put in by farmers is therefore unsatisfactory, leading to further discouragement among plantain growers.
Fortunately, a number of intensive production techniques have been developed, including in vitro cultivation, typically used in research centres and macropropagation using the plantlet from stem fragments." (African Centre for Banana and Plantain Research, Duala Cameron)

The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the pleasure of low price have been forgotten- Thomas Ruskin

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Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 6:54am On Jun 26, 2017
Why macropropagated suckers is the preferred suckers among Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire farmers:
- Disease and pest free
- Very long plantation life span
- Rapid and vigorous growth
- Uniformity and synchronized harvest
- Early maturing and huge bunches


Kindly call 070 3231 3642 for your macropropagated plantain suckers and consultancy services on improved techniques of plantain plantation establishment and management .... you would be glad you did.

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Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 7:56pm On Jun 26, 2017
Dr KWA Moïse The Cameronian Scientist that invented macropopagation Technology. The technology is now adopted in Cameroon, ivory coast, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and Carebbian countries. It has been accepted by FAO as a method of producing disease free planting materials .

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Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 6:31am On Jun 27, 2017
People ask, apart from the fact that macropropagated suckers are completely pest and disease free, what other attributes makes it superior to the normal suckers?
The answer is macropropagated suckers are like a miniature adult plantain with well deleveloped shoot ( leaves) and root regions. As a result their plantation establishment is extremely fast as their roots start assimilating nutrient from the soil and their leaves start photosynthesising from the get go.

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Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 9:48pm On Jun 28, 2017
How we ensure our Suckers are pest and disease free:

1. Corms are only selected from healthy looking mother plant.

2. We then wash the corms to remove soil debris that usually harbor soil pathogens.

3. The roots and outer layer ( that are usually infested with parasitic nematodes) are peeled off as yam is peeled till they become completely white.

4. Corms that contains beetle tunnels and discolored corms (which signify that they are diseased) are discarded.

5. The completely white corms are them immersed in a 15% gik solution to kill any remaining pest.

6. The corms are then air dried for 24 hours.

7. Thereafter they are placed in the sterilized environment of the propagators ( having about 100% humidity and 40 c) and multiply 30 folds

Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 4:31pm On Jun 30, 2017
Many thanks to all those who have been Calling to make orders and inquiries.

For those who are yet to,

Kindly call 070 3231 3642 for your macropropagated plantain suckers .... you would be glad you did.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 6:38am On Jul 01, 2017
You may not have plans to plant plantain this year, but you may have a relative or a friend who does. Don't allow them reduce a ten years investment to a mere two years.

Tell them about macropropagated suckers and they would forever be grateful to you.

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Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 6:52am On Jul 01, 2017
The best time agronomicaly to plant plantain is the beginning of the raining season. But it would be harvested during the dry season when plantain is supplus in the market.

The best time for profit is to plant at the middle of the raining season ( June, July and August), the plantains would be harvested when plantains are scare in the market.


Kindly call 070 3231 3642 for your macropropagated plantain suckers and consultancy services on improved techniques of plantain plantation establishment and management .... you would be glad you did.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 6:46am On Jul 02, 2017
Plantain farming remains on of the most profitable and little risk agribusiness when improved production techniques are utilized.

Kindly call 070 3231 3642 for your macropropagated plantain suckers and consultancy services on improved techniques of plantain plantation establishment and management .... you would be glad you did.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 7:28pm On Jul 02, 2017
Macropropagated plantain suckers, pest and disease free, fast and vigorous growth.

Kindly call 070 3231 3642 for your macropropagated plantain suckers and consultancy services on improved techniques of plantain plantation establishment and management .... you would be glad you did.

Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 7:24am On Jul 03, 2017
Why macropropagated suckers is the preferred suckers among Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire farmers:
- Disease and pest free
- Very long plantation life span
- Rapid and vigorous growth
- Uniformity and synchronized harvest
- Early maturing and huge bunches


Kindly call 070 3231 3642 for your macropropagated plantain suckers and consultancy services on improved techniques of plantain plantation establishment and management .... you would be glad you did.

Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 7:33pm On Jul 03, 2017
Application of improve agrotechnology is the fastest way of boosting agro productivity.

According to FAO, at 1997 Nigeria plantain production was 1.7 million metric tons while that of Ghana was 1.8 million.

By 2013, Ghana plantain production increased astronomically to 3.5 million metric tons per annum, Nigeria's production increased to a meagre 2.7 million.

Ghana success is due to the embrace of improved production techniques such as the use of high yielding macropropagated suckers.

Kindly call 070 3231 3642 for your macropropagated plantain suckers and consultancy services on improved techniques of plantain plantation establishment and management .... you would be glad you did.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 6:42am On Jul 04, 2017
If it isn't macropropagated/tissue culture plantain suckers, then there is 85% chance that it is infested with the deadly nematodes and plantain beetles.

Don't put your investment in Jeopardy


Kindly call 070 3231 3642 for your macropropagated plantain suckers and consultancy services on improved techniques of plantain plantation establishment and management .... you would be glad you did.

Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 7:11am On Jul 05, 2017
Many thanks to all those who have been Calling to make orders and inquiries.

For those who are yet to,

Kindly call 070 3231 3642 for your macropropagated plantain suckers .... you would be glad you did.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 7:30am On Jul 07, 2017
You may not have plans to plant plantain this year, but you may have a relative or a friend who does. Don't allow them reduce a ten years investment to a mere two years.

Tell them about macropropagated suckers and they would forever be grateful to you.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 7:46am On Jul 08, 2017
Quick and vigorous growth. Just a month old.

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Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 8:00pm On Jul 08, 2017
This is the most profitable time to plant plantain, you would harvest when plantains are expensive.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 7:42am On Jul 09, 2017
What IITA and CARBAB say about macropropagated suckers:

" Farmers usually depend on natural regeneration of plantain for the supply of planting materials. This is a very slow process that often produces small numbers of planting materials that are usually contaminated by various soil pathogens such as nematodes and shortens the lifetime of plantation to only one or two cycles of cultivation, beyond which lodging occurs. IITA has developed techniques for the rapid multiplication of healthy planting materials. " IITA Ibadan.

"The cultivation of plantain is underexploited due to the inadequate provision of good quality propagation materials. The negative influence of parasites also leads to the use of poor quality suckers, resulting in growth cycle of only two years. The return on effort put in by farmers is therefore unsatisfactory, leading to further discouragement among plantain growers.
Fortunately, a number of intensive production techniques have been developed, including in vitro cultivation, typically used in research centres and macropropagation using the plantlet from stem fragments." (African Centre for Banana and Plantain Research, Duala Cameron)

The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the pleasure of low price have been forgotten- Thomas Ruskin

Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 7:40am On Jul 10, 2017
The most effective method of preventing and combating plantain pests and diseases is by planting macropropagated and tissue culture suckers.

Place your order today.... you would be glad you did.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 8:48pm On Jul 10, 2017
Still available
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 9:56pm On Jul 11, 2017
You may not have plans to plant plantain this year, but you may have a relative or a friend who does. Don't allow them reduce a ten years investment to a mere two years.

Tell them about macropropagated suckers and they would forever be grateful to you.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 9:48pm On Jul 12, 2017
With rapid decline in arable land, technology is the key in boosting food production.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by einsteine(m): 3:19pm On Jul 13, 2017
phyllosilicate:
You may not have plans to plant plantain this year, but you may have a relative or a friend who does. Don't allow them reduce a ten years investment to a mere two years.

Tell them about macropropagated suckers and they would forever be grateful to you.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 8:01pm On Jul 13, 2017
We are in the peak of the raining season, the best time to plant plantain.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 8:06am On Jul 15, 2017
- Disease and pest free
- Very long plantation life span
- Rapid and vigorous growth
- Uniformity and synchronized harvest
- Early maturing and huge bunches


Kindly call 070 3231 3642 for your macropropagated plantain suckers and consultancy services on improved techniques of plantain plantation establishment and management .... you would be glad you did.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 5:59pm On Jul 15, 2017

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Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 4:58pm On Jul 16, 2017
The banana plantlets were obtained through a rather more complicated process compared to the traditional way of growing banana using suckers – these are the daughters growing at the base of the mother plant that farmers uproot from their own farms or buy from a neighbor. It is a slow method of obtaining planting material and it easily spreads pests and diseases from one farm to another if the suckers are not properly selected and treated.

However this new technology, known as macro-propagation, aims at overcoming these two challenges – it allows the rapid production of pest-free planting material.

http://iitanews.blogspot.com.ng/2011/11/farmers-embrace-new-technologies-to-get.html?m=1

Kindly call 070 3231 3642 for your pest free plantain suckers
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 8:24pm On Jul 16, 2017
The most effective method of preventing and combating plantain pests and diseases is by planting macropropagated and tissue culture suckers.

Place your order today.... you would be glad you did.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by Nobody: 9:02pm On Jul 16, 2017
phyllosilicate:
What IITA and CARBAB say about macropropagated suckers:

" Farmers usually depend on natural regeneration of plantain for the supply of planting materials. This is a very slow process that often produces small numbers of planting materials that are usually contaminated by various soil pathogens such as nematodes and shortens the lifetime of plantation to only one or two cycles of cultivation, beyond which lodging occurs. IITA has developed techniques for the rapid multiplication of healthy planting materials. " IITA Ibadan.

"The cultivation of plantain is underexploited due to the inadequate provision of good quality propagation materials. The negative influence of parasites also leads to the use of poor quality suckers, resulting in growth cycle of only two years. The return on effort put in by farmers is therefore unsatisfactory, leading to further discouragement among plantain growers.
Fortunately, a number of intensive production techniques have been developed, including in vitro cultivation, typically used in research centres and macropropagation using the plantlet from stem fragments." (African Centre for Banana and Plantain Research, Duala Cameron)

The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the pleasure of low price have been forgotten- Thomas Ruskin

Interesting.
Re: Macropropagated Plantain Suckers, The Elite Planting Materials (pictures) by phyllosilicate(m): 3:09pm On Jul 17, 2017
kal25:

Interesting.
Thanks

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