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SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT: SOIL TESTING
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SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT: SOIL TESTING

The knowledge of soils is the essence of agriculture and the key to achieving food and nutrition security across the globe.Soils are strongly connected to the human existence and well being and as such some persons have described soils as the genesis of human civilization and this is because soils have social, economic and environmental...

Nigeria: An Insight into the Food Importation Ban
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Nigeria: An Insight into the Food Importation Ban

It beats my imagination that the most populous black nation on earth and the giant of Africa was once 80% (yeah right? That high) self sufficient in food production and was highly dependent on foreign exchange earnings from the exportation of cash crops to manage its economy. Hmmm! Recall when I wrote an article in...

ORGANIC PESTICIDE – 7 Ways To Make It
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ORGANIC PESTICIDE – 7 Ways To Make It

Aphids, spider mites, and other pests can cause serious damage to flowers, fruits, and vegetables. These creatures attack your garden in swarms, literally draining the life from your crops and often inviting disease in the process. Many chemical pesticides can prove unsafe for the environment or may make fruits and vegetables unsafe for consumption, however....

SOIL ANALYSIS? – Analyse Your Soil Now!
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SOIL ANALYSIS? – Analyse Your Soil Now!

* Don’t just add bags/sachets/bottles of fertilizers to your soil because your friend added same quantity of fertilizer to his/her soil or a literature tells you to do so. It is RISKY! * Don’t add the same formular/composition of fertilizer on your soil because your friend applied same formular/composition on his/her soil or literature tells...

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

TIMELINE BEFORE PLANTLETS CAN BE READY FOR TRANSPLANTING TO THE FIELD (10-12 weeks depending on the climatic condition and variety) 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 Up to 10...

How to Grow Pineapple Plant / Pineapple Suckers (Hybrid) for Sale
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How to Grow Pineapple Plant / Pineapple Suckers (Hybrid) for Sale

GENERAL REQUIREMENTSTemperature Range: 65 °F – 95 °F.Rainfall: 60 cm/year (at regular intervals throughout the growing season).Soil Type: Well-drained and acidic soil (4.5-5.5 pH).Propagation: Crown, suckers and slips.Flowering: Requires cooler temperatures. PROPAGATION METHODThe propagation of pineapple plants is mostly carried out by means of crowns. Seeds are not preferred owing to their slow growth. Other...

The Farmer’s Watch Pt. 1
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The Farmer’s Watch Pt. 1

The farmers’ year begin with proper planning, projections and gathering of information required for a successful farming season. Key steps for a successful farming season include; 1) Identify the land to be used for crop production 2) Conduct a field assessment putting into consideration various risk factors and production factors such as good road network,...