Planting, Growing and Harvesting Grapes

Planting, Growing and Harvesting Grapes

Grapes are often ignored in home gardens, and yet are one of the most widely produced fruit in the world not to mention a beautifully ornamental plant. Grape vines not only produce sweet and versatile fruits, they add an element of drama to a garden or landscape. They are vigorous growers, and with the proper pruning, they will produce fruit with ease for 30 years or more. For home gardeners, there are three main types of grapes to consider and they include: American (Vitis labrusca), European (V. vinifera), and French-American…

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Broiler Finisher Mash Feed Formula

Broiler Finisher Mash Feed Formula

Today we are going to discuss about the poultry feed formulation on broiler finisher mash feed. Therefore below is the formula for your broilers feed formulation. There are also some other factors to consider when producing poultry feed which includes availability of broiler chicken feed raw materials, cost of chicken feed raw materials and many more. This will enable you save some cost of chicken feed price, increase the growth rate of your birds using growers mash as well as increase your profit as a poultry farmer. It will also…

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Broiler Starter Mash Feed Formula (For Female Broilers)

Broiler Starter Mash Feed Formula (For Female Broilers)

Practically everything created by God is made up of two genders (Male and Female), including poultry birds. In poultry farming, when we talk about Layers as the female, we also talk about the Cockerels as their males. Meanwhile in your broiler poultry farm, there are male and female broilers and they posses some unique characteristics which slightly differentiate them from others (as discussed in our previous topics, you can search the website for more information on this). Today we are going to discuss about the broiler starter mash feed formula…

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Importance of Feeding Balanced Ration to your Animals

Importance of Feeding Balanced Ration to your Animals

A balanced ration should provide protein, energy, minerals and vitamins from dry fodders, green fodders, concentrates, mineral supplements etc., in appropriate quantities to enable the animal to perform optimally and remain healthy. There are certain advantages associated with feeding balanced rations to your animals as it improves the general performance of your livestock’s. Imbalanced feeding results to the following errors: • Low milk production, poor growth and reproduction • Milk production of animals lower than their genetic potential • Shorter lactation length and longer calving intervals • Animals more prone…

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Complete Guide on How to Grow and Care for Mango

Complete Guide on How to Grow and Care for Mango

Mango trees (Botanical name: Mangifera indica) are a strictly tropical fruit that comes in different colors and sizes, have different flavors, and they ripen at slightly different times. The best climate to grow mangoes is frost free with cool, dry winters and steamy, hot summers. You can get many different varieties of mangoes or types of mangoes suited to different climatic conditions. If you live in a less than ideal climate (you know your climate is ideal when mangoes are growing everywhere), speak to other growers or speak to competent…

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The Origin of Cultivated Crops

The Origin of Cultivated Crops

All cultivated plants were domesticated from their wild species. However, the exact time and place of origin and the true ancestry of many crops are still as highly speculative as the origin of man. Man has domesticated some crop species that met his needs before the dawn of recorded history. Most of the domesticated crops were introduced into new areas far from their centers of origin by migrating human populations in prehistoric as well as in recorded times. As a result, both indigenous and introduced crops are grown everywhere in…

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How to Make Money as a Poultry Farmer

How to Make Money as a Poultry Farmer

When we talk about Poultry farming, it literally means the rearing of different types of poultry birds such as duck rearing, rearing chicken, quails, turkey, emu, broiler, etc. However, the principles and practices underlying are the same. Meanwhile after beef, the meat consumed during parties, ceremonies and festive periods in Nigeria and other major parts of the world is poultry meat. Although cattle meat and poultry meat are on the competitive line, as poultry meat occupies the first position during festive periods, especially during Christmas, Easter and other special periods.…

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How to Make Money in Poultry Farming

How to Make Money in Poultry Farming

To start with your poultry farming, you should know that there are certain guides to put you through with regards to how to make money in poultry farming and become a successful poultry farmer. Usually in the poultry farming business, there are three breeds of birds, which are Layers, Cockerels, and Broilers and the differences between them. Broilers grow very fast as in about twelve weeks after the hatch, they are ready for selling. The major advantage of Layers is that they are very lucrative because they lay eggs and…

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Historical Development of Crop Production

Historical Development of Crop Production

Early man lived on wild game, leaves, roots, seeds, berries, and fruits. As the population increased, the supply was not always sufficiently stable or plentiful to supply his needs. This probably led to the practice of crop production. Therefore, crop production began at least nine thousand (9000) years ago when domestication of plants became essential to supplement natural supplies in certain localities. The art of crop production is older than civilization, and its essential features have remained almost unchanged since the dawn of history. These features are: Gathering and preservation…

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Effects of Altitude and Soil Condition on Animal Production

Effects of Altitude and Soil Condition on Animal Production

Altitude refers to height of a place over relative to the sea levels which is usually measured in meters. Three plateaux in Nigeria exhibit micro-climatic conditions that differ slightly from the general tropical environment in terms of relatively lower ambient temperature, temperate vegetation and sometimes precipitation. This distinct condition confers on the Obudu Hill, Jos and Mambilla Plateau temperate like micro- environment on these places located within the tropical Nigeria climate. As such, production of cattle ( dairy cow or beef cattle ) and other livestock may take the semblance…

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