All you need to know about Soybean Farming Process

About Soya beans Soybeans, which are also known as soya beans, are a legume species that is become one of the most widely consumed food all over the world. It is one of exceptionally nutritive food that is very rich in all essential proteins required for a human body. Because of this soya bean are extremely useful for human health, and also are easy to cultivate over a wide variety of soil. Scientifically, It’s botanical name is “Glycine max“and they are classified as an oil seed, rather than a pulse, all like most legumes…

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Facts about Quails you should be Aware of

A) Management of quails 1. At the age of six- weeks , female Quails usually weight ‘’ 175- 200 gms.’’ And the males weight about ‘’125-150 gm.’’ 2. Females start laying eggs at 7 –weeks of age and continue up to 22-weeksof ag 3. Usually egg laying happens during the evening time of the day 4. The Quails egg usually weight about ‘’ 9 to 10 gm.,and also goes to 12gm. With properly nutrition- care. 5. The breast of the male is usually narrow , and covered with equally distribute…

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Amazing Health Benefits of Pineapple Peels

Pineapple peels has more to offer? Just like other fruits, there’s awesomeness in the skin. We don’t mean for you to eat it like candy, but there are a host of benefits that the spiky exterior has to offer. Don’t throw it away, because below we’ll show you why it’s good for you and what you can do with it. Pineapple peels also contain beneficial effects to the body’s health.. Pineapple doesn’t contain any cholesterol, as well as fat and it is very low in sodium too, which makes it…

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Health Benefits of Waterleaf that will make you eat it everyday

Waterleaf (Talinum triangulare), is popularly called ” Efo Gbure ” in Yoruba dialect in the South Western Nigeria and it is one of those underrated and undervalued plants in Nigeria. Some people even regard waterleaf as a nuisance, a stubborn weed that grows all year, though it flourishes more during the rainy season. In many scientific studies and trials, water leaf showed that it can inhibit proliferation of cancer cells and shrink tumours. Other studies have been focused on its cerebral-protective potential and it indicates that the consumption of waterleaf…

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10 Things You Should Know About Noiler Birds

1. Noiler is an hybrid of broiler and cockerel. 2.  It has the high resistance of cockerels and the meat characteristics of broilers. 3.  It matures for meat consumption at 3 to 4 months up to 2.6kg, depending on whether you feed them like cockerels or broilers. 4. They can feed or eat any feed or food given to them. 5. In India, they are known as Kuroilers, a dual-purpose breed producing meat and eggs, and can live on a diet of kitchen and agricultural waste, and produce around 150…

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Selecting the Best Quality Layers at Point Of Lay

1.Check their Body weight: Upon settling to purchase some point of lay pullets from your chosen source, make sure that you know the strain or breed of bird that you are buying. This is important because the recommended weights at which you stimulate the birds into production varies according to breed or strain. For instance Lohmann Brown Classic layers attain reproductive maturity at 1.6 -1.7kg whilst the Hy-line Brown layer’s target weight at commencement of production is 1.4-1.6 kg live-weight. Armed with that information a farmer should check if the…

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You Better Stop Drinking Garri too much from Today! Why?

I enjoy drinking Garri a lot especially with very chilled water, groundnut, milk and a lot of sugar, I never knew a day like this will come when I will even be the one advising my friends to reduce their level of Garri intake because of it’s health implications. Well am sure am not the only one who loves Garri because in Nigeria, one very staple food is garri. Made from cassava tubers, it has been nicknamed ‘garry’, ‘African ican an cornflakes’, ‘garium sulphate’, ‘garrison’ and so many other funny…

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Do you know that Instant Noodles can kill faster than a Poison?

Instant Noodles and Reasons why it can kill faster than a Poison Instant noodles are a fast, cheap and easy to cook food for the man on the go but do you know they can kill you? Instant noodles is a common food in most people’s kitchen, This is because its a fast, cheap and easy to cook food for the man on the go but it is important to note that this food can kill faster than known poison. This is because they contain few nutrients and high amounts…

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Leaf Miner – It’s Symptoms and Damage Prevention

Leaf Miner (Liriomyza spp) affects all species of crops. It is a black and yellow fly, it lays eggs in the leaves. Maggots later emerge from the eggs and dig mines on the leaf surface. Larvae fall out to change into pupa from which will get out and transform into adult and all these leads to plant loss if the pest attacks at an early stage of the crop. Symptoms and Damage It develops the presence of white marks on the leaf surface. Damage Prevention Install insect-proof nets to protect…

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Maturity Period and Harvesting of Pineapple Fruits

It takes pineapple 9months to be of sufficient mass (dark green in color) to produce a good sized fruit. At this point it is set for artificial inducement. NOTE:This period of time for maturity is particular by pineapples propagated by suckers only.▶Note; it is not advisable to plant pineapple on a lease or rented land because pineapples produce all year round.Plant it on your own land.▶ Cost Analysis on one acre of Pineapple Farm Purchase of pineapple suckers of 25,000 pieces is needed for one acre of land under standard…

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Ideal Spacing Required in planting Pineapples

Pineapple plants are usually set out in twin/double or triple rows. A spacing of 1m from center to center of beds/ridges, rows 60cm apart within beds/ridges and plants 30cm apart within rows is recommended (30 x 60x 100cm) giving a plant population of 55,000 plants/ha.  Ensure that your suckers are ready like 1week before planting. Peel off the first two-leaf layers of the root base so as to expose the young roots, thereby hastening growth rate. While planting, ensure to plant the suckers at a depth of 10 cm.

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How to Control Pests and Diseases in a Pineapple Farm

Mealybug is a common pest of pineapple found on the surface of the pineapple leaf as well as inside the enclosed blossom cups. It is also a vector of wilt disease in pineapple. Mealy bug can be controlled by spraying insecticide in the morning or evening on the pineapple field.Nematodes are also serious pests of pineapple;They are controlled by fumigating the soil with 1, 3-D. Root rot disease can be prevented by avoiding too much water around the root zone of pineapple but can be controlled by improving soil drainage.

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