Effect of Fertilizer Management in Combination with Soil Conditioner on Yield of Cassava Cultivated on Coarse-Textured Soil in Thailand

  •  Pongpet Pongsivapai    
  •  Chaisit Thongjoo    
  •  Jutamas Romkaew    
  •  Tawatchai Inboonchuay    


This study was conducted to determine the effect of fertilizer management in combination with soil conditioner (zeolite, pumice and organic fertilizer) on yield of cassava var. Huay Bong 60 cultivated on coarse-textured soil in Thailand. The experiment was arranged in a randomized complete block design. The results revealed that addition of chemical fertilizer combined with organic fertilizer rate 1,018.75 kg ha-1 gave the highest plant height, above ground biomass, fresh tuber yield, starch content, starch yield and concentration of primary nutrient in fresh tuber yield and were not difference from addition of 100% chemical fertilizer combined with zeolite rate 312.5 kg ha-1 (P≤0.01). After experiment, it was found that all treatments comprising sole chemical fertilizer at various rates or combined with soil conditioners were found to influence soil properties; soil pH was moderately to slightly acid, electrical conductivity (ECe) was non-saline soil, low to moderately low organic matter in soil, moderately low to moderate cation exchange capacity (CEC), low to moderate available P in soil; very low exchangeable K in soil.

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