The Different Nutrients Required by Crops at each Growth Stage

The Different Nutrients Required by Crops at each Growth Stage

Let us look at the different nutrients required by crops at each growth stage, how they contribute to the growth of your crops and their ideal levels of applications. Growing happy, healthy plants is not always easy! Plants need thirteen different minerals from the soil in order to fully develop. Six of these nutrients are needed in large quantities. These six essential nutrients are nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur and calcium. See Also: The Difference between Manure and Fertilizers and How they Work WHAT DO THESE NUTRIENTS DO? Let us…

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The Difference Between Manure and Fertilizers and How they Work

The Difference Between Manure and Fertilizers and How they Work

INTRODUCTION Hello farmers and gardeners today we are here with a great information of The Difference Between Manure and Fertilizers. To increase agriculture, produce, the farmers work on improving the fertility of the soil, which is possible by adding both manure and fertilizer. When several crops are grown one after the other, it decreases the productivity of the soil. Though, this can be overcome by adding manures and fertilizers to the soil. This increases the yield of the plants and restores the productivity of the soil. Thus, manures and fertilizers…

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5 Health Benefits of Consuming Green Bananas

Bananas have a lot of useful content for the body, so do not be surprised if the bananas have been planted at least in 107 countries. Here is a nutritional intake obtained from the consumption of medium bananas (about 126 grams) which is considered a serving. Banana fruit is one of the fruits that are rich in health benefits. Nutrients contained in bananas include protein, sugar, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. However, in this article the author will discuss more about the health benefits of green bananas that may not…

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8 Health Benefits of Eating Banana Before Going to Bed

Usually, we avoid eating before going to sleep because this will give a bad impact for our body, for instance:  increased weight. But who would have thought that the consumption of certain types of fruit before bed will be able to provide many benefits for our bodies. One of the best fruits consumed before bedtime is bananas. Bananas which is one fruit has been widely known among people in various parts of the world are commonly consumed not only as a fruit table but processed into various other dishes. But…

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Health Benefits Snail – Reasons why you must “Eat Snails”

Snail is a common name given to a member of the class of molluscs Gastropoda. In ancient times these snails are usually hunted by farmers because regarded as pests. But after learning that this animal has a wide range of benefits, where this animal contains a lot of protein and also contains essential amino acids complete, so that the snails do not go unpunished. Even meat extract and snail slime contains benefits for treating the lining inflammation of the eye, pain due to menstruation, itching, toothache and others. Not only for…

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Comprehensive Guide on Growing Hydroponic Green Fodder

Comprehensive Guide on Growing Hydroponic Green Fodder

Growing hydroponic green fodder is gaining popularity as the day passes by. Hydroponic green fodder system has many benefits and through this system you can feed your animals with green fodder without the need of soil and the fodder is also highly nutritious as well as healthy for the animals. Hydroponics is actually a subset of hydroculture, which is a method of growing plants without soil. Green fodder is very important for raising milch animals and it provides required nutrients and mineral for the animals. Feeding cost is very high…

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Reasons Why Nigeria should Invest in Grass Production

Reasons Why Nigeria should Invest in Grass Production

The southward migration of herdsmen propelled by effects of climate change and desert encroachment, competition for land resources between herdsmen and local farmers make grass production imperative. Again, low level of animal production in the savanna zones of Nigeria is generally associated with the inability to get enough grass to feed their animals especially in the dry season. It is therefore the responsibility of government to ensure livelihood of both herders and farmers by identifying the needs and challenges faced by each group and come up with lasting solutions for…

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How to Grow Hydroponic Fodder to Feed your Animals

How to Grow Hydroponic Fodder to Feed your Animals

While fodder usually refers to dried hay or straw (typically containing things like sorghum or corn) used to feed livestock, hydroponic fodder is a sprouted grain that is fed to the animals as a living green dietary supplement. Source: Alexander Podshivalov / Dreamstime Takeaway: When we think about hydroponics, we often only consider products for human consumption. However, for many reasons, farmers are now looking for new ways to produce their own animal feed. Enter hydroponics. Hydroponic fodder is by no means a completely new concept and has been readily…

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How spiders can harm and help flowering plants

Summary: The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Now researchers show that this principle also holds for crab spiders and flowering plants. While it’s true that the spiders do eat or drive away useful pollinators such as bees, they’re also attracted by floral scent signals to come and help if the plant is attacked by insects intent on eating it.     Crab spiders sitting on the flowers keep away bees and also plant-eating insects from visiting the plants. Credit: Anina C. Knauer   Interactions between organisms such as…

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Gene boosts rice growth and yield in salty soil

Discovery of a gene that helps rice plants grow in salty soil paves the way to developing salt-tolerant crops Members of the research team collecting samples in a rice paddy field in Changsha, China. Credit: Jianzhong Lin Around 20% of the world’s irrigated land is considered to contain elevated concentrations of salt, and the soil continues to get saltier as the climate warms. Agricultural production is hard hit by soil salinity; salt stress reduces the growth and yield of most plants, resulting in billions of dollars in crop yield losses…

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Lizards, mice, bats and other vertebrates are important pollinators, too

Study reviews the global importance of vertebrate pollinators for plant reproduction   Bees are not the only animals that carry pollen from flower to flower. Species with backbones, among them bats, birds, mice, and even lizards, also serve as pollinators. Although less familiar as flower visitors than insect pollinators, vertebrate pollinators are more likely to have co-evolved tight relationships of high value to the plants they service, supplying essential reproductive aid for which few or no other species may substitute.   In plants known to receive flower visitations from vertebrates,…

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