Planting 101

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The Advantages of Picking the Right Planting Times by Wencelous Nyamufukudza ▪Picking the right planting time is one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to crop farming because it is the time when the seed or seedlings are placed in the ground to establish the crop. If there is poor Read More …

Utilizing Cultural Practices to improve your Tomato yield.

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by. W. Nyamufukudza Cultural Practices have been used for many years to improve productivity. Below we look at how we can use some of these practices to improve tomato quality and quantity. 1. Mulching: Mulching is the practice of using a covering, as of straw, compost, or plastic sheeting, spread on the ground around plants to prevent excessive evaporation or erosion, enrich the soil, inhibit weed growth. It is done where Read More …

Plant Incompatibility – What Plants Should Not Be Planted Together by W. Nyamufukudza

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Companion planting has gained great momentum amongst novice and experienced farmers alike; especially with those who aim to grow maximum food in minimum space. Some plants like marigolds and a few other aromatic herbs are grown exclusively for the protective effect they seem to have against many garden pests, but not all vegetables appreciate their Read More …

THE FALL ARMY WORM BATTLE by Kudzai Mafuwe

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Now that we are fast approaching the next maize farming season in Zimbabwe, I know many farmers will be, seeking for solutions to this problem as they did before. Farmers would be encouraged to start right from regular pest scouting before the outbreaks occur. This is because the fall army worm (FAW) can be most effectively controlled while the larvae are small, therefore early detection of this pest and proper timing of an insecticide application are most critical.

How Agri-biotechnology can revolutionize the Agriculture sector- My Cornell Experience by Kudzai Mafuwe

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A few days ago, I shared a story about my experience at Cornell University on our facebook page at(https://www.facebook.com/notes/vamudhumeni/bridging-the-gap-between-scientists-and-farmers-my-cornell-experience/1212332158922638). Where I shared how my Cornell experience has been over the last 10 and half week. One of the key skills that I have learnt is the importance of communicating science and simplifying the scientific jargon Read More …