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Comprehensive Guide on How to Grow Broccoli

Introduction Common name:Broccoli, Italian broccoli, Calabrese, brocks. Botanical name: Brassica oleracea italica Origin: Mediterranean Broccoli is a hardy biennial grown as a cool-season annual. It grows 18 to 36 inches tall and has broad, thick leaves and a thick main stalk. Broccoli forms single or multiple flowers “heads ” of tiny blue-green flower buds. The flowers heads are eaten before they bloom; buds open to tiny yellow flowers. Broccoli will bolt and go to seed in warm temperatures or when daylight hours lengthen. Broccoli is a cool-season crop yjerefore it…

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7 Natural Medications in Poultry Rearing (Ethno-Veterinary Methods)

Proper Management Measures for Poultry Birds During Summer (Heat)

Misuse of antibiotics among poultry farmers is rampant and this is dangerous to both animals and human beings. Misuse of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance. The remains of antibiotics are left in animal products like eggs, poultry meat and milk. Now fasten your seat belt and travel with me to the school of poultry studies. We normally use food and spices in our day to day lives but have we ever known that these foods are cure to ailments in your poultry flock? Food and spices like: ginger, pepper, salt,…

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Feasibility Study on Standard Catfish Farming using Nigeria as a Case Study

Feasibility Study on Standard Catfish Farming using Nigeria as a Case Study

This feasibility study prepared for a catfish farm capacity of 10,000 and juvenile catfish where to be stocked. The expenses from pond construction to marketing is considered. The farm is to have 10 concrete ponds of flow through system and each pond is to contains 1,000 stocked catfish. Cost of Constructing Each Pond is as Follows:Each pond is 3m x 2.5m by 1.4m, each pond consumes 210 blocks and each bag of cement for 30 blocks. Hence 210 x 10 = 2,100 blocks. 2,100/30 = 70 bags of cement needed.…

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7 Things to Consider when Starting up a Piggery Project

Business Opportunities in Pig Farming Around the World

Today, let us discuss about the 7 things you need to consider when starting up a piggery project and they include but not limited to the following: 1. Capital The amount of money required to set up the piggery project is dependent on the unit size one intends to operate. In pig production capital is needed to construct the sties and to buy equipment and breeding stock. Working capital is also needed to pay for feed, drugs and labor for the first year of operation. For a breeding/feeding unit, cash…

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Guide on How To Grow Watermelon (Summary)

Watermelon is one of those sweet fruits in the same family with pumpkins and cucumber. They grow well in sandy loam soils with good drainage.Water melons don’t grow well in water logged areas and swamps. ▪ Varieties There are many varieties of watermelon in Nigeria and around the world produced by different seed companies.However I would advise that one goes for a hybrid seed variety for commercial purposes. Let’s use an example of Sukari F1, a hybrid seed from East AFrican Seeds. ▪ Establishment Follow these simple practices to establish…

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A Step by Step Guide on How to Grow Strawberries

Strawberries are not commonly grown in Nigeria or some nearby countries not because its not popular but solely due to the fact that many farmers don’t know how to grow it or where to get the faster growing propagation materials like the seedlings and splits. Strawberries is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its unique characteristics ranging from the aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in such prepared foods as preserves, juice, pies, ice…

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Reasons why Boswellia Seratta is good for your health

Extracts derived from tress of the genus called boswellia contain powerful compounds that reduce inflammation, fight cancer and prevent heart disease. Use boswellia extract to improve your immunity, reduce arthritis pain, speed up healing and prevent autoimmune disease. Boswellia serrata, a potential antiinflammatory agent: an overview The resin of Boswellia species has been used as incense in religious and cultural ceremonies and in medicines since time immemorial. Boswellia serrata (Salai/Salai guggul), is a moderate to large sized branching tree of family Burseraceae (Genus Boswellia), grows in dry mountainous regions of…

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