Farms & Farming
Foraging: A Guide and Some Cool Facts
Foraging can be defined as wandering mindfully and looking for edible fungi and flora because you have decided to be closer to nature, explore it, and find back the nostalgic tastes that disappeared from our plates as we progressed.
5 Secrets Which Excelling Agribusiness Farmers Use to Boast Their Farming
In commercial crop or livestock production, it is the expectations for any agribusiness farmers to make enough profit, which will sustain his farming activities and at the sometime motivate him to continue production.
Rice Cultivation Farming : Basic Rice Production Techniques
Rice is considered one of the major staple foods in countries around the globe and is consumed across all socioeconomic classes.
Pineapple Cultivation Farming
Pineapple cultivation is becoming more profitable business in different countries in the world because of it mult-use. It is a perennial plant that produces multi-fruits and it requires an optimal temperature range of 15.6 °C to 32.2 °C to give optimal yield.
How to Grow Sweet Potato: Sweet Potato Cultivation Farming
Sweet potato farming, is a rewarding business which give high profit under good agronomic practices. Sweet potato performs well in tropical and subtropical lowland areas and is considered as a perennial plant.
Cowpeas Cultivation Farming
Cowpea is commonly grown in dry lands of different countries around the globe and is one of the most important crops and it is gaining popularity across the world. Cowpeas are able to give better results in low rainfall areas and they are known to be drought tolerant unlike other crops.
How to Grow Sweet Pepper: Sweet Pepper Farming and Management Techniques
Sweet pepper is a fruit which can be grown throughout the year under a wide range of soil and is used in food dishes. Sweet Peppers are rich in the following nutrition ingredients; vitamins A, B and C, calcium, protein, and fibre.
How to Grow Beans : Beans Cultivation Farming and Management Techniques
Beans cultivation farming, is one of profitable agribusiness which can be done on all scale basis (ranging from small scale to large scale production). Almost each and every household is able to consume Beans either a multiple of time per month or at least once in a month or after sometimes.
Sugarcane Cultivation Farming Techniques For Successful Production
Sugarcane is a perennial grass which has a potential to grow to a height of 4.3 meters and has a thickness of around 5.1 centimeters and is generally grown in tropical regions. Sugarcane is able to store Carbohydrates in the form of sucrose and this makes it to be a perennial grass of value.
How to Grow Okra: Farming and Management Practices
Okra is a vegetable, which can be grown on large, medium and large scale commercial production and is able to grow in most soils of different countries and is known to perform well in warm weather areas. Okra can be prepared in different ways and is able to provide vitamin A to humans.
How to Grow Carrots: Step-by-Step Farming Techniques
Carrots are biennial plants which are commonly grown in the mid and the highlands. It has a height of 30 to 100 cm. Its edible part is tap root and is conical. Its length has a range of 5 to 25 centimeters.
Citrus Cultivation Farming and Management Techniques
Citrus is an important fruit which can be grown for revenue generating and is able to provide some nutrients which, among others, include the following; carbohydrate, fibre, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, vitamin B6, magnesium.
Groundnuts Cultivation Farming and Management
In agribusiness, we can not talk about profitable crops without talking about groundnuts crop. Groundnut is known to be one of the popular food throughout the globe. It is consumed either as a peanut butter or crushed and used in the groundnut oil in different countries.
Cabbage Cultivation Farming
Cabbage is a vegetable which is adaptable to a wide range of climatic conditions and it performs better in different soils and this makes it to be popular. Cabbage farming is done by both smallholder farmers and medium scale farmers, mostly in local and peri-unban areas..
How to Grow Eggplant : Eggplant Cultivation Farming Techniques
Eggplant is known to be a member of the Solanaceae family, which is cultivated and used as a vegetable. It has low calories and fats, and is a good source of Vitamins and minerals.
How to Grow Popcorn : Techniques in Popcorn Farming
Popcorn is used as a snack food and is one of the profitable agribusiness crop. This article will provide in detail on popcorn production techniques for both commercial and home use purposes.
Hot Pepper Farming: Basic Production Practices & Management Techniques
The hot pepper is a herbaceous short life perennial plant which reaches the height of 0.5 to 1.5 m. They produce flowers which bear the fruits which is green when unripe and it turns red when ripe. The fruit may go through an intermediary brown or purple stages in colour.
How to Grow Cucumber : Cucumber Cultivation Farming
Cucumbers are usually eaten as in salads, or as accompaniments to various foods. They are known to be cultivated in greenhouses and some people grow them in an open field.
Cassava Cultivation Farming Management and Techniques
Cassava is a woody perennial plant which can grow up to 5 meters in height. During Cassava growth, the shrubs are able to produce several tuberous roots as reserves.
Black Australorp Chicken Farming Management
The Black Australorp is dual purpose chicken, which is becoming more common to most smaller scale farmers due to it's ability to produce better results compared to local chickens. The Black Australorp hen weights an average weight of 2.5 kg and lays brown shell eggs.
How Can We Ensure Food Sustainability During and After the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Food systems are critical to economic activity because food provides the energy needed to live and be productive in whatever field one is involved in. How can we ensure food sustainability during and after the coronavirus
When the World Hungers for Food, What Will We Do If We Doesn't Have?
Food is one of the basic necessities of man's life and existence. In order for one to live ,we must find ways to earn a living or making a way to raise our own food by using our backyards and even gain extra income out of it.
Plant It Forward Farm: Helping Refugees Earn a Living
The Plant It Forward Farm is a non-profit charity. Buying fresh locally grown produce supports deserving refugee farming families in the Houston area.
Moving a Grain Bin: Is it Necessary to Completely Disassemble?
Some grain bin moving situations require a complete tear-down and re-erection of your bin ("silo"). Others don't. Here we discuss which is which.
Crane vs. Boom Truck: Pros and Cons for Building or Tearing Down a Grain Bin
What are the advantages of either a crane or boom truck, when used to help build or tear down a grain bin ("silo")? We briefly discuss both options to help you make an informed decision. Includes tips on using big forklifts, too.
How to Build a Grain Bin with a Hopper--Lifting and Securing Bin to Hopper: An Illustrated Guide
Photos and text teach you how to lift and fit a medium to small grain bin onto a hopper with the assistance of a crane or boom truck.
How to Build a Grain Bin Hopper: An Illustrated Guide
Photos and text show how to construct and seal a hopper for a small to medium-small size grain bin ("silo").
Building a Grain Bin--Installing Anchor Bolts, Applying Sealant (With Optional Hopper)
A look at different ways to seal a grain bin from the elements (farm situations only). Also how to install wedge anchor bolts.
How to Build a Grain Bin Ladder Safety Cage (Includes Safety Concerns, Info on Stairs and Vintage Methods)
Tips on how to install a ladder safety cage on a grain bin or silo, with cautions for use. Examples of various ideas and systems, including staircases.
How to Build a Grain Bin--Main Rings and Ladder: An Illustrated Guide
A step-by-step guide to building the main rings and ladder(s) of a grain bin ("silo"). Other parts of the bin are dealt with in separate articles.
How to Build a Grain Bin--Roof, Peak Ring, Lid, Safety Ring, and Roof Ladder: An Illustrated Guide
Learn step-by-step how to build a small or medium size grain bin ("silo") roof (includes no extra components such as vents). Other sections of the bin are shown in separate articles.
How to Build a Grain Bin--First Ring of Sheets: An Illustrated Guide
Photo tutorial showing how to build the first ring of sheets on a grain bin. Includes tips and tricks.
Site Preparation for Building a Grain Bin: a Discussion
This discussion is born out of the experiences of a long-time grain bin contractor. Here we consider the many requirements of the building site itself, and the concrete or foundation for a grain bin. Includes advice for bins with and without hoppers.
Grain Bin Building Tools, Techniques, and Cautions: An Illustrated Guide
This is a discussion of tools required to build or tear down a grain bin. Included are ways to avoid injury to you or the bin ("silo"). This is not a how-to on building a bin, only a discussion of tools and techniques.
How to Reduce Pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables
Various agencies have detected pesticides ranging from 50 to 80% in the vegetables and fruits in the markets. FDA, USDA, Food safety standards have fixed MRLs to regulate contaminated products. However, pesticide residues are responsible for new world diseases and abnormalities such as cancer.
Compendium of Diseases: Mango
Mango known as a "super fruit" is a seasonal fruit mostly grown in tropical countries in south Asia. Mango trees are long-lived that it can live for 300 years. But as years progress, many diseases can destroy trees that affects the production of this fruit. Below are the common diseases.
Compendium of Diseases of Crops: Coffee
Coffee has been a household staple of most people in the world and there is a great demand of it. Coffees are native to tropical Asia and southern Africa . The widely grown varieties are Arabica and Robusta. Along with it are the different fungal diseases that affects the production of coffee beans.