All about Blackeyed Susan Flower

Blackeyed Susan which is also known as the official flower for the Preakness and they are a member of the sunflower family. In addition to making a beautiful indoor flower arrangement, Blackeyed Susans attract butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. They require a full sun as their sun requirement and a well-drained soil. Their Zones is about: 3 – 9 with a Height of about 1 – 3 feet tall It Blooms in: Late Summer – Mid‑Fall and is good for cut flowers Meanwhile according to a research article recently published by By…

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Nutritional Facts of Cauliflower

Nutritional Profile and Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower

Botanically, it is a member of the cruciferous or Brassicaceae family of vegetables and has similar nutritional and phytochemistry profile as that of other brassica family veggies like broccoli and cabbage. Cauliflower (cabbage flower) is one of the familiar winter season vegetables. These beautiful flower heads are brimming with essential nutrients, hold numerous health benefiting phytonutrients such as vitamins, indole-3-carbinol, and sulforaphane that help prevent overweight, diabetes and offer protection from prostate, ovarian, and cervical cancers. As in broccoli, cauliflower also made up of tightly clustered florets that begin to…

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Common Giant African Snail Species with their Unique Features and Characteristics

PROCESSING AND MARKETING OF SNAILS

There are three major Giant African land snails. They include the following species: 1. Achatina Marginata (AM) 2. Achatina Achatina (AA) 3. Achatina Fulica (AF) Now let us discuss them in details below: 1. Achatina Marginata: This is called the big black snail or giant snail. It is commonly found in the forest along the coast of West Africa. This is the most common snail found in Nigeria amidst Achatina Fulica. The shell has a mottled color of black, brown and white and very thick. The shell collar is pink.…

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Daily Routine Duties in a Snail Farm

HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

Some of the basic daily routine duties to be carried out in your snail farm include the following activities: 1. Check the housing units regularly and any dead or infected snails found removed.  2. Remove regularly the leftover feeds in the housing. 3. Clean and replenish water trays with fresh cool water untreated. 4. Clean the pens and the surrounding regularly. 5. Make sure that the soil is well covered with dry leaves (mulching). 6. In the dry season, wet the soil adequately to remain moist always. Many snails aestivate…

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General Management Routine for Snails

Basic Advantages of Snail Farming

As a snail farmer or an intending snail farmer, there are some basic daily general management routines you must observe in your snail farm. Some of those general management routine procedures include the following: 1. Discourage visitors from entering the Snailery too frequently. 2. Do a proper inspection of materials carried to snailery such that they are safe. 3. Do not use chemicals i.e. insecticides or herbicides inside the Snailery. 4. Adequate shade must be provided. 5. Snail must be handled carefully. 6. Fresh poultry dropping should not be added.…

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PROCESSES INVOLVED IN SNAIL FARMING – HELICULTURE

HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

Some of the basic processes involved in snail farming (Heliculture) include the following: 1. Education: This is where many farmers fail because they hardly know much about the business they are venturing into. therefore, first of all, get all the knowledge about the business, understand the business idea, breed type, problem you might face, disease, feeds, plants and vegetable, do’s and don’ts, marketing, viability and the different challenges that may arise in the process of running the business. Once your gatherer enough knowledge about snail farming within your country, you…

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