Today’s Debate Topic: Between Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers, which among them is the best for your Crops and Why?

Today's Debate Topic: Between Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers, which among them is the best for your Crops and Why?

Today’s debate is going to be a very interesting one because am going to throw this very important question to everyone along with a practical assignment you need to carry out to enable us to confirm your answers are practically true. Some farmers prefer “Pure Organic” farming methods on their crops due to some wonderful reasons best known to them while others prefer “Pure Inorganic” farming system for their crops with amazing reasons known to them too. Some even combine the two system on their crops also having their own…

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Systems of Crop Production

Under the growing of crops, there are different systems in which crops can be cultivated which are usually practiced by farmers, Cropping systems vary among farms depending on the available resources and constraints; geography and climate of the farm; government policy; economic, social and political pressures; and the philosophy and culture of the farmer. Important categories of crops include cereals and pseudo-cereals, pulses (legumes), forage, and fruits and vegetables. Specific crops are cultivated in distinct growing regions throughout the world. The most common systems practiced include: Mono-cropping (sole cropping) This…

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Ayade of Africa: A pivotal technocrat on Digitalization of Africa Agriculture

Ayade of Africa: A pivotal technocrat on Digitalization of Africa Agriculture

By David Peter “Agriculture remains the backbone of the Africa economy civilization”. As, agriculture continues to generate employment in Africa over the coming order of magnitude in decades, agribusinesses around agriculture, including processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, marketing and financial services, could also create jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas. David Peter, The Founder, African Farming Students’ Association an agricultural NGO whose aimed to inspire enthusiastic scholars to pursue careers in agriculture having a shared vision in collaboration with the Global Agricultural and Research Forum, Ghana SDGs Achievers…

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Today’s Debate Topic: How Lucrative is Farming Business?

Today's Debate Topic: How Lucrative is Farming Business?

Farmers especially new farmers and those intending to venture into farming business often ask and wish to first know how lucrative farming as a business is. So many answers with reasons has already been provided on different occasions while trying to answer this challenging question. It is also not a new thing that some factors can affect your profit level in farming business. That is why today, we will be having a forum discussion from our audience on those factors that you feel affects the profit of any farming business…

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Silage Production for Livestock

Silage Production for Livestock

Definition: Silage is the process of preservation of chaffed green fodder in anaerobic condition (no air inside the pit/bank/ tube) by way of fermentation method. The fodder should have good sugar content and required moisture to prepare good feeds as sugar is utilized in fermentation process to make lactic acid by microorganisms. Cereal green fodder crops like maize, Napier, sugarcane tops are most suitable for making silage. Other leguminous crops like alafalafa, lablab are also suitable for making silage. The following points should be kept in mind before harvesting green…

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Importance of Mineral Licking Blocks in Livestock

Importance of Mineral Licking Blocks in Livestock

Mineral Blocks are essential vitamins which contains salt, essential macro and micro trace elements including calcium and phosphorus. It also contains added vitamins required for optimum performance for use in all breeds and ages of cattle, goats and sheep. Salt and minerals are important for the improvement of appetite, growth rate, milk production, and the prevention of diseases and infertility in animals. Below are some of the trace elements found in mineral links: Salt, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, E4 copper, E5 manganese, E6 zinc, E1 iron, E2 iodine, vitamin A, vitamin…

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Recommended Pastures for your Livestock Grazing

Recommended Pastures for your Livestock Grazing

The most important constraints to improve livestock production. For instance: Dairy, Beef and Goat, Piggery and Poultry Production are also related to Animal Nutrition. Most plant species sown for pastures usually belong to one of the two plant groups: Legumes and grasses. Legumes are plants with flowers like Caliandra which produce their seeds in pods compared to grasses like Napier that have compound leaves with three or more broad, rounded leaflets. Most legumes have tap roots that are able to obtain water from deeper in the soils than the roots…

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What exactly keeps your Animals Healthy? Find Out

What exactly keeps your Animals Healthy? Find Out

It is very simple, The immune system keeps the animal healthy. All animals and people have immune systems. The job of the immune system is to fight germs that invade the animal and could cause it to get sick. The immune system is like the animal’s own army, ready at all times to fight invaders that put the animal’s life at risk. The immune system is found everywhere in the animal’s body. It is made up of millions of little cells that are too small for people to see with…

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How Fortified Molasses helps for Survival Feeding of Beef Cattle

How Fortified Molasses helps for Survival Feeding of Beef Cattle

When the quantity and quality of available feed becomes low, an energy source (as well as protein) is required. Molasses can be a cost-effective energy source but it is low in protein. Research and Grazing experience have shown that molasses fed in open troughs with added protein can be used successfully for drought feeding of cattle. Molasses lends itself to bulk handling methods suitable for drought feeding large numbers of stock. Below is the composition of Molasses The basic composition of molasses is: • Dry matter: 76% • Sucrose: 46%…

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Things NOT to do when the animal is giving birth

Things NOT to do when the animal is giving birth

By Marshal Agrovet consultancy Many people interfere with birth too early or when it is unnecessary causing more harm than good. Allow the cow, sheep or goat sufficient time and quietness to deliver her calf, lamb or kid. Do not chase or cause stress to the animal before and during birth, making the dam nervous can disrupt labor and delay birth by many hours.Do not interfere before the water has broken; as long as the water has not broken the calf/lamb/kid will stay alive inside the mother for a long…

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National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) shove Cross River State Rice Seedling Factory to accredit Certification

National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) shove Cross River State Rice Seedling Factory to accredit Certification

By David Peter Mr. M. J. Usua; South South Regional Coordinator of The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) an agency of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and regulation of the Nigeria seed industry as enshrined in the National Agricultural Seed Act 72 of 1992 shove Cross River State Rice Seedling factory to pin seeds and seedlings certification with the council before its distribution to the rural community’s and state’s in the southern, Nigeria. Mr. M. J. Usua, The South South Regional Director addressed the Cross State Government…

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Cross River State Ginger Farmers Association of Nigeria laud Ayade’s Agricultural revolution, institute LG Exco’s to explore

Cross River State Ginger Farmers Association of Nigeria laud Ayade's Agricultural revolution, institute LG Exco's to explore

By David Peter Barr. Mrs. Theresa Mogbor, Cross River State Cordinator; Ginger Farmers Association of Nigeria initiates Local Government executives to pioneer the farming activities of the CBN anchor borrowers’ program for the value chain on ginger production across the 18 Local Government Areas in Cross River State. The State coordinator briefed the LG executives on the core objectives to pioneer the value chain an promote Gov. Ben Ayade agricultural revolutionary stride in the state. She further, unleashed the leadership on the image capturing to enable rural farmers anticipate becoming…

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