Hot weather is here, and so are the insects. No matter the size of your farm or the animals you raise, when the weather gets warmer, bugs become a bother. Let’s talk a little about fly control, why you should care about controlling these six-legged pests, and how to do it.
Banana plantations can last a long time. However, if you want good harvests, you must dig up the plantation after 7 to 10 years. Some commercial farmers dig up after 4 years. You’ll also have to practice crop rotation and plant legumes such as beans for 2 years before you plant on the land again.
For dairy and beef cattle, there isn’t a single formula that provides an ideal diet. While there are guidelines for nutrition you should follow, the feedstuffs you choose will depend on your farm and what is available.
Black pepper also called “Black Gold” is one of the most expensive and popular essential spices. It is the cooked and dried unripe fruit of the Piper Nigrum plant. White pepper on the other hand, is the ripe fruit seeds.
CMT’s 3rd Cassava World Africa summit presents cassava market business prospects across Zambia, Mozambique, Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania. On 10-11 October 2017, at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka, they take stock of Africa’s cassava commercialisation success stories – across food and non-food applications and challenges hindering the region from a complete ‘transformation’ despite producing large volumes of cassava!
There are a number of diseases and disorders that affect onions and related crops. Most of these are either fungal or bacterial whereas others are caused by air pollutants, adverse weather, nutritional imbalances, soil conditions and pest control products.
A pig with a cough is not a happy creature. Anything that causes irritation to the respiratory tract of your pigs can cause them to cough. Viral, bacterial or parasitic respiratory infections are the main causes of most coughs. But, non-infectious irritants such as inhaled dust, poor air quality or allergies can also coughing.
Planting potatoes, growing them into beautiful plants, and then harvesting two handfuls of small, knobby potatoes can get any farmer frustrated. However, if you plan and do things properly from the beginning, you can have a good harvest. Continue reading “How To Grow Potatoes”
If you think growing onions is easy and straightforward, you will end up with a failed crop. Fertilising onions or any vegetables for that matter, is not like baking a cake, where you can get a consistent result. You have to deal with different soils and also take into account the fertility of that soil.
When growing spinach (Spinacia oleracea), the trick lies in making it last as long as possible. It has similar growing conditions as lettuce, but is more versatile in both its ability to be eaten cooked or raw and its nutrition. It is rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A, B, and C, and a great healthy food loaded with antioxidants providing many health benefits.