Research shows how to grow more cassava, one of the world’s key food crops

Research shows how to grow more cassava, one of the world’s key food crops

By Stephen P. Long, Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Amanda P. De Souza, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Lynnicia Massenburg, Graduate Student, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cassava makes up nearly 50 percent of the diet in parts of sub-Saharan Africa,…