Guide on How To Grow Watermelon (Summary)

Watermelon is one of those sweet fruits in the same family with pumpkins and cucumber. They grow well in sandy loam soils with good drainage.Water melons don’t grow well in water logged areas and swamps. ▪ Varieties There are many varieties of watermelon in Nigeria and around the world produced by different seed companies.However I would advise that one goes for a hybrid seed variety for commercial purposes. Let’s use an example of Sukari F1, a hybrid seed from East AFrican Seeds. ▪ Establishment Follow these simple practices to establish…

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Health Benefits of taking Watermelon Fruits for Males and Females Fertility

Many people see watermelon as only a fruit that tastes delicious and fresh to consume, meanwhile it also proven to be very good for the body’s health and can overcome many health problems. Watermelon have a lot of nutrition in it such as vitamin A, vitamin C, phytonutrient citrulline, beta carotene, lycopene, and other compounds that are needed by the body. From many of the benefits that we can take from this refreshing fruit, it turns out that watermelon is also good for fertility on both men and women. To…

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Health Benefits of taking Watermelon Fruit during Early Pregnancy

Often times Pregnant women are encouraged to consume fruits and vegetables, This is because fruits and vegetables contain many of the nutrients needed during pregnancy. One of the recommended fruits is the health benefits of watermelon in early pregnancy. Aside from being cheap in price, it tastes sweet, easy to get and it contains several nutrients, namely: Energy Water Carbohydrate Protein Vitamin B6 Folate Sugar Food fiber Vitamin C Fat Potassium Phosphor Calcium Iron Magnesium Zinc Vitamin A Niacin Riboflavin Thiamin Pantothenic acid Consuming watermelon early in pregnancy is important.…

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Guide on Starting a Watermelon Farm

Get Your Land Space The first step to take is to find the land you will need for the cultivation in a location where the watermelon plants can get six to eight hours of sunlight each day because you also need a large expanse of land to successfully run your watermelon farm.   2. Source for Seedling The next step to take is to source for healthy watermelon seedling. Farmers that already run their own watermelon farmers can supply you with healthy seedling to use on your own farm or…

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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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Crop Plant Forms

1. Monocotyledonous crops: these are   E.g. All cereals & Millets, They usually have narrow and long leaves and they include certain families of grasses: orchids and lilies. Palms e.g. coconut palm, oil palm, raffia palm, and royal palm are the common trees in this group. Maize, guinea corn, millet, rice and wheat are the food crops in this group of plants. Sugar cane is also in this group and it is industrial. 2. Dicotyledonous crops: these are crops that have two cotyledons in the seed. e.g. all legumes &…

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Crop Storage Methods

There are basically two methods of storage: in bags and in bulk. Bags can be stored either in the open air or in warehouses; bulk grain is stored in bins or silos of various capacities. a) Drying Cribs Drying crib can be used for a storage barn but it is too dangerous to leave the grain exposed to insects, birds, and other pests in order to avoid that, when the grain is dry it should be moved to a better storage place. b) Bag Storage Bag storage is a very…

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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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