Soil Conservation: Essentials and Benefits of the Practice

Soil Conservation: Essentials and Benefits of the Practice

Soil is the most fundamental and basic natural resource for all life to survive. Soil degradation is a major threat to the Earth’s ability and capacity to feed itself, about 40% of the world’s arable land is seriously degraded. One of the major causes of soil loss and...
The Potency of Guava

The Potency of Guava

Guava (Psidium guajava L.) is a native fruit of the American tropics valued for its taste and flavor. It is a tropical fruit with yellowish-green skin, and grow on trees belonging to the family Myrtaceae. Guava tree thrives well in a variety of soils, propagate easily...
Staking The Yam Vines

Staking The Yam Vines

Dioscorea species (yams) are food security crops that sustain many livelihoods in the tropics and subtropics, especially in West Africa, where large commercial-scale production is practised. What is yam staking? Staking is a method of elevating creeping vines above...
Controlling Pests Without The Use of Chemicals

Controlling Pests Without The Use of Chemicals

One of the perennial problems that farmers face is the invasion of pests. Pests are dangerous and are a great threat to the success of any agribusiness. For decades, chemical pesticides have been the usual way to control pests on farms. Sadly, its effect on human...
10 Things That Make Dairy Farming Profitable

10 Things That Make Dairy Farming Profitable

What does it take to keep a dairy farm profitable? Here are 10 things to keep in mind.   Good cows and herd grouping   Planning for changes in a dairy herd is one of the toughest things a farmer has to face. This may involve starting with new dairy animals,...
Five Important Practices in Maize Farming

Five Important Practices in Maize Farming

In this post, you’ll learn important tips to improve your maize farming. Maize is a cereal crop that is grown widely throughout the world in a range of agroecological environments. Maize is the most cultivated grain in the world. There are about 50 species that...
Pest Control Techniques for Cassava Farming

Pest Control Techniques for Cassava Farming

Though it is a common occurrence to find insects, rodents or vertebrates on cassava farms, some pose a serious threat to farm yields, as well as affect the soil. These insects and rodents, commonly called pests, feed on and wreak havoc on cassava leaves, stems, and...
The Most Profitable Cash Crops In Nigeria

The Most Profitable Cash Crops In Nigeria

Nigeria is quite blessed with a lot of cash crops that are either used as a means of foreign exchange (exported) or consumed locally. It is no doubt that Nigeria is a blessed country, having up to hundreds of cash crops that can be used to develop the country if well...
Textile Industry: All You Need to Know About Cotton

Textile Industry: All You Need to Know About Cotton

Cotton is a fibre crop belonging to the Malvaceae family, with a soft texture and fluffy nature. It is highly valuable to the textile industry and for livestock feeds. Before the oil boom in Nigeria, it was one of the major cash crop exports. It is highly grown in dry...
The Basics of Planting: Land Preparation

The Basics of Planting: Land Preparation

The planting season is here. When you have decided on what to plant, the next phase should be the preparation of farmland. This is a key process to successful crop establishment. Good crop establishment depends on many factors and the best practices will vary from one...