Different Varieties of African Eggplant and their Characteristics

African Eggplant is sometimes called “bitter tomato”. It gives very typical fruits, generally flattened and deeply ribbed. It can be grown all year round but results are better during cool and dry season. Some of the varieties of African Egg Plant includes: Keur M’Bir N’Dao: Keur M’Bir N’Dao gives attractive large fruits, deeply ribbed and flattened. As other African eggplants varieties, it is normally harvested before maturity for example when fruits are light green. It’s maturity period is between 65 days to 75 days and the plant maintains a medium…

Read More

The effect of giving smaller or bigger size of feeds to fish

The effect is that if the size of the feed is smaller for the fish size, it will cause feed wastage as the fish will consume more than they would have consumed if given the right size of feed as smaller size of feed will not give them satisfaction on time. However, serving the fishes with bigger size of feed can choke them up in the throat and may lead to their death. There will be low consumption of feeds as swallowing will be affected. Therefore it is better to…

Read More

Sowing Guide for Different kind of Crops

 Every crop farmer must be aware of the specie he/she wants to cultivate, the average number of seeds, the quantity for sowing per hectare and the crop density (Number of plants per hectare). This will help the farmer understand what his or her expectations are from the crops to be planted. Below is a comprehensive sowing guide for different types of crops according to their specie, average number of seeds (grams), quantity required for sowing (in kilogram) and the crop density i.e. number of required plants per hectare. Species Average…

Read More

The sizes of feeds one can give to fish at a particular age

I want to assume that your fish are juveniles. If yes, they will be around 6-8weeks of age. At this age, 2mm of imported feeds is recommended. As they keep growing and from experience, I have come to conclude with the sizes that correspond to their age especially if they are from good source and are responding well to their feeds. For instance: 2mm at 2months, 3mm at 3months, and 4mm at 4months etc. However, the type of feed should also be considered, for instance the size of 8mm coppens…

Read More

The Quantity of feed Fishes Eat at a Time

The quantity of feed they eat at a time varies from time to time based on their age. The older they grow, the more the quantity of feed they take. Averagely, to reach 1 kg weight, it is expected that a fish would have consumed 1 kg of feed. Thus, to know the amount of feed to give at a time, you have to divide 1 kg of feed into the number of months you want to raise them and then spread it into each day bearing in mind that…

Read More