Preserving Onion

Preserving Onion

Onion is a perishable crop which needs to be carefully handled to preserve its freshness and taste. Freshly harvested onions should first be dried in a dry, warm, and well-ventilated shed, and not directly under the sun. The onions should be spread out on a clean and...
Exploring The Goldmine in Milk Production

Exploring The Goldmine in Milk Production

Dairy farming is a class of agriculture, or an animal husbandry enterprise that is meant for the long-term production of milk, butter, cheese and yoghurt. It is usually from dairy cows. But in recent times, the practice has been extended to goats and sheep, which may...
Factors Affecting Crop Production

Factors Affecting Crop Production

Genetic factors affecting crop production The increase in crop yields and other desirable characters are related to Genetic make-up of plants. High yielding ability Early maturity Resistance to lodging Drought flood and salinity tolerance Tolerance to insect pests and...
Exploring Cucumber And Its Astonishing Health Benefits

Exploring Cucumber And Its Astonishing Health Benefits

Cucumber is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family which is related to melons, such as watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew, and is relatively a low-calorie food. Cucumbers have a mild, refreshing taste and a high-water content. Nutritional profile Cucumbers are good...
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...
Common Maize Diseases, Symptoms And Treatment

Common Maize Diseases, Symptoms And Treatment

Maize is known in many countries as corn or mielie/mealie. It 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 western and northeastern...
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...
Carrot Farming

Carrot Farming

Carrots are consumed all over the world. The high demand for carrots makes carrot farming very lucrative and financially rewarding. It is necessary to know that you do not need vast land before you can start. Improved agricultural practices (which have led to improved...