Year: 2019

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF WEEDS ON CROPS HARMFUL EFFECTS OF WEEDS

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A weed is a plant growing where it is not desired. They not only compete with crop plants for plant nutrients, moisture, space and sunlight but also interfere with agricultural operations increasing the cost of labour and tillage. And ultimately affect the yields and quality of farm produce adversely. Weeds are often excellent at surviving […]

HEALTH BENEFITS OF KIWI FRUIT HEALTH BENEFITS OF KIWI FRUIT

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF KIWI FRUIT If kiwifruits do not yield when you gently apply pressure with your thumb and forefinger, they are not yet ready to be consumed since they will not have reached the peak of their sweetness. Kiwifruits can be left to ripen for a few days to a week at room temperature, […]

CARE OF YOUNG GRAPES ORCHARD grapes farming

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CARE OF YOUNG GRAPES ORCHARD Grapes are certainly a multi-purpose fruit, being used for wine, baked goods, jams, and for eating fresh off the vine. With their ability to grow in many places around the world, they are a great addition to any garden. In its natural habitat, the vines grow and produce during the […]

COMMON PROBLEMS WITH GROWING PASSION FRUITS AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM PASSION FRUITS DISEASES

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Passion fruit Fungal Spots This is a serious fungous disease, which affects leaves, stems and fruit. It occurs mainly in spring and early summer. On leaves, small brown spots appear first. These enlarge, develop a lighter-coloured central area, and become irregular or angular in shape. On fruit, spots first appear as pinpricks, which enlarge into […]

PAWPAW TREE CARE pawpaw farming

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Pawpaws are flexible in their soil requirements. The main thing is good drainage. The soil must be well drained. Soil pH should be moderately acid to neutral, in the range of 5.5 to 7.0. Pawpaws are happiest in a rich, deep, loamy soil with high organic matter content. In addition, they appreciate an organic mulch. […]

CASHEW NUTS FARMING IN KENYA CASHEW NUTS FARMING

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Cashew is a known commercial crop. The ancient cultivators of cashews purposely did it for purposes of afforestation and soil conservation. Currently it is widely grown in various countries for commercial purposes and foreign exchange. Types of cashews. W210-popularly known as Jumbo nuts. W240-it is reasonably priced. W320-the most popular and readily available. W180-large in […]

REAP ENERMOUSLY FROM HASS AVOCADO DEMAND HASS AVOCADO FARMING

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Description: Hass avocado is a black-colored avocado type and the highest in demand globally. High on the lists of global health fads, the avocado is in hot demand. And the HASS avocado specifically is an extremely popular commodity. There is an increase in avocado demand every year. Kenya farmers can’t keep up with the demand. […]

BEETROOT CROP GROWING AND MANAGEMENT BEETROOT CROP GROWING AND MANAGEMENT

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Beetroot is the edible taproot of the beet plant. High-quality beets has a high sugar content and dark internal colour. The tasty young leaves are a good source of Vitamin A. The purple roots are rich in Vitamin C. High in fiber and rich in vitamins A and C, beets have more iron than other vegetables, […]

LETTUCE, ‘THE PERFECT WEIGHT LOSS FOOD’ LETTUCE FARMING

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Scientifically called Lactuva sativa, lettuce is an annual plant that belongs to the family Asteraceae. Lettuce is one the salad crops grown commercially across the world. The demand for lettuce is increasing day by day due to the health benefits and the ease of use. In the early 21st century, bagged salad products increased in […]

ZUCCHINI/COURGETTE FARMING ZUCCHINI/COURGETTE FARMING

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Would you believe that pumpkins and zucchini come from the same species of plant? That’s right—they’re both cultivated varieties (“cultivars”) of Cucurbita pepo. Despite the great diversity of squash, most commonly-grown cultivars belong to one of three species: Cucurbita pepo, C. moschata, or C. maxima. Over generations and generations, these plants have been cultivated to produce fruit in all kinds of shapes, […]

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