History and Description of Cabbage

History and Description of Cabbage

Cabbage has a round shape and is composed of superimposed leaf layers. It is a member of the food family traditionally known as cruciferous vegetables and is very closely related to kale, broccoli, collards and Brussels sprouts.   Cabbage is a leafy vegetable from the wide family of “brassicas”. It is grown annually, and we eat its dense green or purple leaves in many different dishes. Head of cabbage, which can grow from 0.5 to 4 kilograms, is rich in vitamins and minerals, has almost no fat and is very…

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Comprehensive Guide on Dry Beans Production

Comprehensive Guide on Dry Beans Production

Dry beans is a food crop that requires the producers to provide special cultural management and attention. Proper management is essential from cultivar selection, field selection and planting through harvest, plus marketing for maximum profitability. This guide helps producers meet those production challenges. Phaseolus vulgaris, also known as the common bean and French bean, is a herbaceous annual plant grown worldwide for its edible dry seeds or unripe fruit (both commonly called beans). Known as a “nutritional powerhouse,” dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are a human food high in protein,…

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Irrigation and Drainage: All You Need to Know

Irrigation and Drainage: All You Need to Know

The pressure for survival and the need for additional food supplies to meet the demands of increasing populations are necessitating a rapid expansion of irrigation throughout the world. Irrigation is not only important for the arid regions but is becoming equally important in the humid regions. Although irrigation and drainage is very important and is becoming a basic part of well-developed agriculture throughout the world, it also has its negative sides. Irrigation for example can convert agriculturally productive land into waterlogged land and create problem of salinity. The successful cultivation…...

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The Best Source of Water for your Ruminant Animals

Importance of Feeding and Drinking Troughs for Ruminant Animals

Any source of water could be good for the ruminant animals provided that the water is not contaminated, that it is clean and also cool. The water should also not be treated with any form of chemical as this do have negative effects on the performance of the ruminant animals. For this reason, stream or river water should be used with care as it may be difficult to know where the water is running out from. Most of the time, the sources of this waters would have been contaminated, well…

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