A Step by Step Guide on How to Grow Strawberries

Strawberries are not commonly grown in Nigeria or some nearby countries not because its not popular but solely due to the fact that many farmers don’t know how to grow it or where to get the faster growing propagation materials like the seedlings and splits. Strawberries is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its unique characteristics ranging from the aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in such prepared foods as preserves, juice, pies, ice…

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How to Grow Passion Fruits and make Fortune from it

Passion fruits is one of the most expensive and not common fruit on market. Its highly nutritious and mainly produced for juice processing. Passion fruits are heavy feeders and sensitive to water logging therefore require deep, well drained fertile soils. It grows best at PH 5.5-7. Needs more of Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium plus organic matter. (Its prudent that you test the soil to be sure about the availability of these nutrients and know what to add) Land PreparationPassion fruits need to be planted in an open place…

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List of Investment Opportunities in Garlic

Are you aware that Garlic is second most widely used amongst cultivated Alliums after onion? Although Its pungent smell could be very unpleasant when perceived fresh but when added to meals gives the meal a delightful fragrance and that is why Garlic is widely recognized today as a health enhancing supplement. SOURCINGGarlic is grown commercially in FADAMA regions which includes Northern states like Kano, Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto, Jigawa, Bauchi, Katsina and Zamfara States. Its production is mainly around the savannah ecological zone where all factors of production are favorable. PRODUCTION…

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How to Increase Egg Production in Commercial Layers

Before you can think of increasing your egg production, you first need to be aware of how to handle and understand the following factors on your commercial layers: You need to have a clear knowledge about the production capabilities of your flocks. You must be aware of how to gauge the number of eggs that your flocks can produce and obviously the factors that are affecting the egg production rate. You have to identify the hens, which are egg laying chickens, which are not laying hens. And when you have…

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Basic things you should know about Poultry Farming

Introduction to Profitable Poultry Farming Business In this article, we are going to be looking at poultry farming as a profitable business to venture into, how to set up and operate a profitable poultry farm in Nigeria or other countries and can be making over 10 million Naira or more yearly. Poultry farming has become one of the most important aspects of agriculture in Nigeria for some reasons. 1. It create business opportunity for Entrepreneurs 2. It provides employment for job seeking citizens 3. It is the kind of business that…

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Ways to obtain High Yield from your Maize Farm

According to statistics, it has been proven that Nigeria for example produces approximately 8million metric tonnes of maize per year. Maize is one of the most versatile emerging crops having wider conditions. Globally, maize is known as queen of cereals because it has the highest genetic yield potential among the cereals. It is cultivated on nearly 150m ha in about 160 countries having wider diversity of soil, climate, biodiversity and management practices that contributes 36% (782MT) in the global grain production. Soils Maize can be grown successfully in variety of…

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All you need to know about Soybean Farming Process

About Soya beans Soybeans, which are also known as soya beans, are a legume species that is become one of the most widely consumed food all over the world. It is one of exceptionally nutritive food that is very rich in all essential proteins required for a human body. Because of this soya bean are extremely useful for human health, and also are easy to cultivate over a wide variety of soil. Scientifically, It’s botanical name is “Glycine max“and they are classified as an oil seed, rather than a pulse, all like most legumes…

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Facts about Quails you should be Aware of

A) Management of quails 1. At the age of six- weeks , female Quails usually weight ‘’ 175- 200 gms.’’ And the males weight about ‘’125-150 gm.’’ 2. Females start laying eggs at 7 –weeks of age and continue up to 22-weeksof ag 3. Usually egg laying happens during the evening time of the day 4. The Quails egg usually weight about ‘’ 9 to 10 gm.,and also goes to 12gm. With properly nutrition- care. 5. The breast of the male is usually narrow , and covered with equally distribute…

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10 Things You Should Know About Noiler Birds

1. Noiler is an hybrid of broiler and cockerel. 2.  It has the high resistance of cockerels and the meat characteristics of broilers. 3.  It matures for meat consumption at 3 to 4 months up to 2.6kg, depending on whether you feed them like cockerels or broilers. 4. They can feed or eat any feed or food given to them. 5. In India, they are known as Kuroilers, a dual-purpose breed producing meat and eggs, and can live on a diet of kitchen and agricultural waste, and produce around 150…

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Selecting the Best Quality Layers at Point Of Lay

1.Check their Body weight: Upon settling to purchase some point of lay pullets from your chosen source, make sure that you know the strain or breed of bird that you are buying. This is important because the recommended weights at which you stimulate the birds into production varies according to breed or strain. For instance Lohmann Brown Classic layers attain reproductive maturity at 1.6 -1.7kg whilst the Hy-line Brown layer’s target weight at commencement of production is 1.4-1.6 kg live-weight. Armed with that information a farmer should check if the…

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Harmattan and it’s Effect on Poultry Production

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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