Enterprise Series: Plantain Sucker Production through Detached Corm Technique of Macro-Propagation

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Enterprise Series: Plantain Sucker Production through Detached Corm Technique of Macro-Propagation
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TIMELINE BEFORE PLANTLETS CAN BE READY FOR TRANSPLANTING TO THE FIELD (10-12 weeks depending on the climatic condition and variety)

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  • Primary bud sprouting: – 3-4 weeks (depending on the climatic condition and variety)
  • Secondary bud sprouting: – 2 weeks
  • Rooting of detached plantlets: – 2 weeks
  • Acclimatization: – 3-4 weeks

MACRO-PROPAGATION ADVANTAGE

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  • Up to 10 suckers can be gotten per month
  • 100% Disease-free
  • Uniform planting material; synchronized harvest
  • Fast field establishment
  • Higher yield
  • Early fruiting
  • Rapid growth
  • Produce up to 10 disease-free suckers from a single sucker in just 3weeks!
  • Planting material can be obtained all year round

PRODUCTION COST FOR A SMALL SCALE MACRO-PROPAGATION FACILITY

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  • Propagator (1.5m by 15m) + Shade (Thatched) = N100,000
  • Initial suckers at N50 each x 300pcs = N18,000
  • Substrates and plant care requirement = N30,500
  • Nursery bags 3 pks of 1000 = N15,000
  • Labour cost = N30,000

A –   Total = N193,500

Each sucker produces 10 plantlets = 300 x 10, totaling 3000 plantlets

B-   Revenue: Sales of plantlets at N120 each = N360,000

C-  Net Profit:  B – A = N166,500 (Cycle 1)

Net Profit:  B = N360,000  (Cycle 2)

B = N360,000  (Cycle 3)

One Cycle = 4 months

D-  Annual Profit = N886,500

Note:

The costs above vary based on market demand and location

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