The Ideal Soil Type Required for Pineapple Farming

Pineapple growers do not only make money from the sales of pineapple fruits but also sell suckers to other intending growers. Hence, pineapple is the current money spinner as far as farming enterprise is concerned today. First,you need to understand that Pineapple thrive well on a well drained sandy soil because of the nature of its roots. The roots are extremely fragile and can only grow in a loose and well aerated soil with relatively good water retention. Hence, silty soils and clayey soils are not recommended for growing pineapples.…

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How and When to Fertilize a Pineapple Farm

Pineapple plants has a very high demand for nutrients such as Nitrogen,Potassium and Iron but low requirements for nutrients such as Phosphorus and Calcium. Due to these demands, it is advisable to apply manure or NPK (20:10:10) at two months after planting if the land has a low level of these nutrients but it can be applied at four months if the farmland is rich in these nutrients at the time of planting. Thereafter,apply Urea or manure again at six months to help shift leaf color towards a darker yellow-green.…

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Harmattan and it’s Effect on Poultry Production

7 Natural Medications in Poultry Rearing (Ethno-Veterinary Methods)

For most poultry farmers, Harmattan period is that time of the year when they refuse to stock Day Old Chicks (D.O.C) for brooding due to the fear that cold will kill all of their chicks. Some even cover their entire poultry pens to avoid excessive cold but while doing all these they also affect the birds they tend to protect because there is no more cross ventilation for them. On our previous topic, we talked about the ideal construction for a poultry pen which covered the ideal length, height, width…

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Top 13 Lucrative Agricultural Businesses for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

There are several business opportunities available in the agricultural industry and one good thing about the industry is that there is market for all the produce which the industry produce. On our previous article, we discussed about the Top 50 Agriculture Business Ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Meanwhile on this new article, I decided to narrow the whole 50 Agriculture business ideas down to the Top 13 to enable you make a faster choice if you are finding it a little bit difficult to make the perfect decision. Over the years,…

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Powdery Midew – Symptoms and Disease Control

Powdery Midew is a type of crop disease which affects crops like Carrot, Cucumber, Okro, Tomato, Hot pepper, Sweet pepper, etc. This fungus brings out a white powder on older leaves from the bottom lower and elder leaves through the youngest at the top of the plant. It is favored by a very high relative humidity and large temperatures variations between day and night and is spread by the wind. Symptoms and Damage Some of its symptoms include the following: Formation of a white powdery film on the leaves. Leaves…

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