Compounding a Local Fish Feed VS Purchasing a Finished Fish Feed which is better? Find Out

Well I will personally advise that you prepare your own feed formula and compound it yourself rather than buying those that are already prepared in the feed mills. The reason is because preparing the feed yourself will give you the complete knowledge of what you are giving to your fishes. Also in case there is any need to change the formula at any time then you will be to do that with ease. Although most of the time compounding it yourself could be a little bit more expensive than buying…

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Tomato Russet Mite

Botanical Name: Aculops lycopersici Crops it affects: Tomato Description: this is a small mite, invisible with naked eye which attacks the green part of the plant Symptoms and Damage Some of the symptoms that are being displayed by the plants when being affected by this disease include:   Leaves turn yellow and dry from the top Brown areas appear on stem Attacked fruits have a cracked aspect and keep a small size Damage prevention They can be prevented through the following means: Favor sprinkling irrigation on leaves Apply specific and…

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Different Varieties of European Eggplant and their Characteristics

Botanical name: Solanum melongena European Eggplant is a hardly species that can be grown all year round in tropical areas. It needs good irrigation management and rigorous control of nitrogen fertilization (to make fruit setting easier) during the hot and rainy season. Hybrid eggplant can be pruned to keep two or three main stems. Before we proceed to the different varieties of European Eggplant we have, I want to briefly explain some diseases abbreviations/common names along with their Pathogen or causal agent as follows: Abbreviation/ Common name Pathogen or Causal…

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New study finds clear differences between organic and non-organic milk and meat

In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products. Analyzing data from around the world, the team reviewed 196 papers on milk and 67 papers on meat and found clear differences between organic and conventional milk and meat, especially in terms of fatty acid composition, and the concentrations of certain essential minerals and antioxidants. Publishing their findings today in the British Journal…

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Forage-based diets on dairy farms produce nutritionally enhanced milk

Markedly higher levels of health-promoting fatty acids reported Summary: Researchers have found that cows fed a 100 percent organic grass and legume-based diet produce milk with elevated levels of omega-3 and CLA, and thus provides a markedly healthier balance of fatty acids. The improved fatty acid profile in grass-fed organic milk and dairy products (hereafter, ‘grass milk’) brings the omega-6/omega-3 ratio to a near 1 to 1, compared to 5.7 to 1 in conventional whole milk. Full Story: Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential human nutrients, yet consuming too…

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