What are fungal diseases in plants?

Fungi are responsible for approximately two-third of the infectious plant diseases. There are many plant diseases caused by fungi, like mildew, smuts, rusts, etc. Fungi belong to a large and diverse group of microorganisms. They are actually cells that consist of a membrane-bound nucleus and are devoid of chlorophyll. They also have rigid cell walls. These fungi have a vegetative body, of which some parts extend into the air and others penetrate the substrate of the organisms that it grows on. Fungi propagate through sexual as well as asexual methods…

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How to increase Passion Fruit Yields

Steps to get high yields from passion fruits Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) is a very profitable crop, but what has stopped many farmers from growing it is the high prevalence of diseases that cause vines to die. So, how do you grow healthy passion fruits? a) Passion fruits can easily be grown from seeds, however, use of vines grafted onto yellow passion fruit rootstock is recommended as they have better disease and nematode resistance. b) Water regularly and ensure good soil fertility by incorporating large amounts of compost, mulching and…

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Amazing Advantages of eating Raw Cabbage

Do you know that there are some many advantages attached with eating Raw Cabbage? Am sure some of you my friends may not believe it or may find it a little difficult to believe because even me doubted initially until I finally figured out that it is actually true! So here are some reasons why you definitely need to eat raw cabbages below: ­čŚúCabbage is a great source of manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It delays the aging process. It promotes good eye health.…

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The Major Causes of Cannibalism among Poultry Birds

Cannibalism causes a lot of loss to so many poultry farmers, not just the loss of cash return on investment but the pain associated with you standing and watching your birds peck each other to the point of killing themselves……….Awww!! If you have been faced with this challenge as a poultry farmer, am sure you will understand the pain as I do because i have faced it on my farm on different occasions to the extent that i had to monitor the causes and wish to share my findings with…

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How to Grow Herbs and Spices in Urban Areas

Urban vegetables, Herbal and Spices growing Materials needed : Planting media ( soil, saw dust, water, dry grass etc). For holding the roots of a plant. Charcoal dust ( cooling agent) Hard wood ash. ( balancing the acidity and alkalinity of the soil. “pH” ) Lake sand ( aeration) Manure, ( plant feeds) Seeds / seedlings. Mulches ( coffee huskes are the best ,) Mixing all the materials 1.Mix the materials (planting media, charcoal dust, lake sand, Manure and ash,) in the ratio of 3:1:1:1:2kgs respectively. 2 Fill the container…

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