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PARSNIPS FARMING TIPS PARSNIPS FARMING

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Parsnip is a creamy white root that grows from 4 to 9 inches long, similar to a carrot in appearance and tasty like a celery heart. The parsnip is a biennial grown as an annual. A rosette of celery like leaves grow from the top of the fleshy root. Parsnips are a delicious type of […]

EVER THOUGHT OF REARING CAMELS/KING OF THE DESERT? CAMELS FARMING

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CAMELS REARING. Over the past few decades, camels have regained recognition for their food-producing potential in arid and semi-arid areas of Africa. After having been dismissed as uneconomical, their vital role in supporting human populations in some of the poorest and frequently drought-stricken areas of the world has now been widely acknowledged. The devastating African […]

INVESTING IN CUCUMBER FARMING- AN EASY-CARE VEGETABLE CUCUMBER FARMING

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There are two types of cucumber plants: vining cucumbers and bush cucumbers. The most common varieties grow on vigorous vines shaded by large leaves. The growth of these plants is fast, and the crop yield is abundant if you care for them properly. Vining varieties grow up a trellis or fence. They will be cleaner—versus those that grow […]

CALF TO COW FEEDING AND NUTRITION MANAGEMENT CALF TO COW FEEDING AND NUTRITION MANAGEMENT

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CALF REARING Why invest in management of calves? If we don’t get the basics right, nothing we do thereafter will really matter! To be able to achieve the objectives of calf rearing in our dairy herd Faster weight gain(500g-800g PER DAY) Develop the rumen so as to prepare the calf to be ready for weaning […]

KIWI PLANT GENDER IDENTIFICATION, TRANSPLANTING, PRUNING AND HARVESTING KIWI PLANT FARMING

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In many ways, growing kiwi fruit is much like growing grapes. They are vigorous growers and need to be properly pruned, trained, and trellised. But, when they’re treated right, you’ll have more fruit than you can handle. Kiwi Plant gender Identification To determine kiwi plant gender, one must only wait for the plant to bloom. […]

HOW DO I TRANSPLANT MY SEEDLINGS? TRANSPLANTING SEEDLINGS

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HOW DO I TRANSPLANT MY SEEDLINGS? Transplanting means growing seedlings in some specialized environment or container and then transfer it to its final place. It is different from direct seeding methods where seeds are directly sown in its final place. The initial few days are very crucial for any plant. In transplanting you can control […]

OXFARM ORGANIC HASS AVOCADO SEEDLINGS AND PACKAGE. hass avocado farming

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Description: There are various types of avocados but the most famous are fuerte and  hass varities. Hass variety is the best due to its marketability.it is mostly grown for export and thus its high demand. Requirement for growth: Hass avocado is cultivated over a wide range of climates, with a 2500m altitude above sea level […]

ESSENTIALS OF FARMING BUTTERNUT. SQUASH FARMING

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ESSENTIALS OF FARMING BUTTERNUT. Butternut or squash farming is gaining currency especially as demand for the product increases locally and internationally. As a plant that has its origins in Mexico, the butternut squash has become a culinary delight for many Kenyans who love its nutty taste. Butternut pumpkin is pear shaped golden yellow fruit that […]

ESTABLISHING, GROWING AND CULTIVATING LUCERNE CROP ESTABLISHING, GROWING AND CULTIVATING LUCERNE CROP

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ESTABLISHING, GROWING AND CULTIVATING LUCERNE CROP Lucerne was one of the first forage crops to be domesticated. It is used as multi-purpose forage, able to be used for both grazing and conservation (hay, silage, meal and forage dehydration). It can be sown as a pure stand or in mixtures with both temperate and tropical grasses. […]

GENERAL TIPS ON INCREASING THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF COWS MILK INCREASING THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF COWS MILK

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As you read this, you need to know that every cow is different in terms of the milk quantity and butterfat content of their milk. Some breeds of dairy cows are well-known for producing richer milk, in terms of the total milk solids as well as the butterfat (cream) content. For better quality of milk […]

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