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Use of Organic Fertilizers to Enhance Soil Fertility

Use of Organic Fertilizers to Enhance Soil Fertility

Soil fertility is the ability of soil to sustain plant growth and optimize crop yield. This can be enhanced through organic and inorganic fertilizers to the soil Soils rarely have sufficient nutrient for crops to reach their potential yield. Applying organic...
Psidium guajava {Guava} agronomic Practices

Psidium guajava {Guava} agronomic Practices

Psidium guajava, {Guava} is said to originate from Mexico and South America, they belong to Myrtaceae family and the scientific name is Psidium guajava. Their fruits are either oval in shape or round depending on the variety. It ranges from 5cm-10cm in length. Apart...
Effects of soil pH on plant growth?

Effects of soil pH on plant growth?

Soil pH is a measure of the acidity or basicity of a soil. Soil pH is a key characteristic that can be used to make informative analysis both qualitative and quantitatively regarding soil characteristics. pH is defined as the negative logarithm of the activity of...
Rapid Multiplication of Pineapple Suckers

Rapid Multiplication of Pineapple Suckers

Pineapple ranks next to citrus as raw materials for the fruit drink and fruit canning industries. The non-availability of large quantities of uniform planting materials has been identified as the serious limiting factor in the development of pineapple growing. Large...
11 Ways to Control Weeds Without Chemicals

11 Ways to Control Weeds Without Chemicals

Weeds are many home gardeners’ biggest enemy. Roundup and other chemicals may seem like the best weapon in the arsenal against weeds. However, many experts discourage the use of chemicals. They can leach into fruits and vegetables. They also runoff and trickle down...
How to Prune Plants Properly

How to Prune Plants Properly

Pruning is the selective removal of plant parts, including branches, buds, leaves, blooms and roots. Pruning can involve the removal of living, dying or dead plant parts. Pruning applies to both soft-tissue (herbaceous) plants and woody plants (trees, shrubs, etc.)....
Bananas: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts

Bananas: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts

Bananas are one of the world’s most appealing fruits. Global banana exports reached about 18 million tons in 2015, according to the United Nations. About half of them went to the United States and the European market. In the United States, each person eats 11.4...
How to Start Orange and Lemon Farming in Nigeria

How to Start Orange and Lemon Farming in Nigeria

Orange and Lemon farming is a guaranteed money maker for serious farmers. These fruits belong to the citrus family. The cultivation of these fruits is a long term investment. Because they are tree crops, they require a longer waiting time. This can take upwards of 3...
Benefits of Legumes to the Health

Benefits of Legumes to the Health

Legumes are basically a family of vegetables or plants that feature a pod with seeds inside it. These seeds are sometimes referred to as pulses or edible seeds. Legumes include peas, beans, peanuts, and lentils. The richness of legumes in vitamins and minerals is the...
Quail Production for Meat and Eggs

Quail Production for Meat and Eggs

Producing Quail for Meat and Eggs Expert advice on production, disease management and best feed ration when farming quail for meat and eggs. Scroll down for top tips and marketing guidance. Every large-scale system producing eggs or table birds has to address...
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