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Soil Erosion and its Impact on Agriculture

Soil erosion is a major problem in agriculture. Tonnes of soil are lost from the field every year, this not only reduces production but also the eroded soil acts as pollutants to rivers, lakes and other water systems. Soil is the top layer of the earth surface that is...
Common Maize Diseases, Symptoms And Treatment

Common Maize Diseases, Symptoms And Treatment

Maize (Zea mays L. ssp. mays) known in many countries as corn or mielie/mealie. Maize is grown in a wide range of environments, extending from extreme semi-arid to sub-humid and humid regions. it’s also a crop very popular in the low- and mid-hill areas of the...
Weeds And Their Control

Weeds And Their Control

Simply put, weeds are uncultivated plants. And like most things with a good measure of spontaneity, there is an unending conversation around their significance. Because weeds do not strike as violently as, say, insects, there is a tendency to underestimate their...
The Jute Leaf (Ewedu)

The Jute Leaf (Ewedu)

Corchorus olitorius (Ewedu) was first described by a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist named Carl Linnaeus, who derived the name from an Ancient Greek word Korkhorus or Korkoros, the word referred to a wild plant of uncertain identity. It’s a genus within the...