Cucumber Farming

1. HISTORY AND BACKGROUND Cucumber, Cucumis sativus, is part of the Cucurbitaceae family and is thought to have originated in Nepal. Cucumbers are frost sensitive and are cultivated in the open or in greenhouses, depending on the type. Greenhouse cucumbers are parthenocarpic (produce fruit without fertilization of ovules), and the fruit are usually seedless. The fruit has a mild flavour, with a thin, tender, dark green skin that does not require peeling. The general fruit shape is roughly cylindrical, elongated, with tapered ends and range from 12-38cm when ready for…

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Cucumber Farming Business in Nigeria – A Step by Step Guide

Cucumber is one of the most popular vegetables widely consumed by every Nigerians in East, West, North, and South and in other countries. Individuals whom are into Cucumber Farming business in Nigeria can testify how lucrative this business could be and the pleasure of investing in it. So if you are interested in agriculture and looking for a good agricultural business to venture into in Nigeria, then you might want to consider cucumber farming business in Nigeria. Cucumber, (Cucumis sativus) is known as a part of the Cucurbitaceae family and…

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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…

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THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE PLANT-CROP PLANT FORMS

1. Shoots: Shoots target the above-ground business of the plant. Very young plants may possess only simple, undeveloped shoots. As a plant grows, however, these tender shoots develop into stems and leaves. So, stems and leaves are really part of the shoot system. Stems and leaves are so different and specialized that it is worth considering them separately. Overall, the shoot system enables a plant to grow taller to gain access to energy-giving light, and allows the plant to convert that light energy into the chemical energy of sugar. Like…

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Classification of Crops

Classification based on life span of crops/duration of crops: 1.1 One seasonal crops: these are the kind of crops that completes its life cycle in one season. E.g. rice, wheat etc. 1.2. Two seasonal crops: these are those kind crops that complete its life in two seasons. E.g. Cotton, turmeric, gingers 1.3. Annual crops: these are crops that require one full year to complete its life cycle. They complete their life cycle once in a year or a growing season; and during this period, the vegetative and reproductive stages are…

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