Cold Weather Poultry Diseases and How to Manage them

Gumboro Disease in Poultry: Symptoms and Prevention

The following diseases are prevalent during the rainy season: (1) Infectious Bursal Disease (Gumboro) A viral infection that mostly affects immature birds aged between three and 18 weeks targeting the bursal component of the immune system resulting in immuno-suppression and susceptibility to secondary infections. Chickens may exhibit severe prostration, inc-ordination, watery diarrhoea, soiled vent feathers, vent picking, and inflammation of the cloaca. Highly contagious with flock morbidity of typically 100 per cent, and mortality can range from 5–20 per cent. Unfortunately, there is no effective treatment for this disease, therefore,…

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The Possible Market Outlet for Table Fishes

Introduction to Fish Farming

Fishes can be sold to the middle women and men that will re-sell; it can also be sold to restaurants and pepper soup joints. Arrangements can be made with big eateries where continental dishes are served. Importation is also a possibility depending on the capacity of your fish farm. In a nutshell, fish is consumed by the vast majority and you are sure of having your fish disposed anytime they are ready for sell. It is also advisable that some fish farmers associations within your localities for possible linking with…

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Considerations in Constructing a Poultry House

pullets / Considerations in Constructing a Poultry House

The purpose of constructing a poultry house for your chickens or birds is to protect the birds from dogs, cats, snakes, rats and other pests and thieves and to keep out mice, rats and birds from eating valuable poultry feed and transmitting disease. A good chicken house or poultry house, no matter what its size or which materials are used for it, has certain essential features. These essentials, discussed further below, include a water – tight roof, good ventilation with no cold drafts, internal surfaces that are easy to clean,…

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4 Ways of Caring for a Fruit Tree

How to Plant Fruit Trees for Optimum Performance

Growing backyard fruit trees ranks as one of the most popular gardening pastimes around the world. It lets you pick and choose your favorite kind of fruit from the hundreds of varieties available, and gives you full control over how your food is raised. While specific care guidelines vary widely depending on the exact kind of fruit tree you’re raising, there are several general strategies and tips can help you successfully care for any young fruit tree after you’ve planted it in your yard. Fruiting trees, such as apple, pear,…

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11 Merits of Snail Farming Business

Simple Analysis for Snail Farming

There are so many merits / advantages of snail farming business which can also be referred to as snail rearing or commercial snail farming with regards to it’s low cost of production but high demand leading to more profits for the snail farmer. Snail farming for beginners is very easy as snail farming doe not require much knowledge to understand. As a beginner in snail farming business, all you need to do is carry an expert along on undergo a training in an already well established snail farm to acquire…

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How to Plant Fruit Trees for Optimum Performance

How to Plant Fruit Trees for Optimum Performance

Fruit trees are surprisingly easy to grow in a backyard setting, and they yield years’ worth of beautiful spring blooms and plentiful fruit. Apple, peach, plum and pear trees all grow well in a variety of climates. When making your selection, confirm with the nursery that your chosen fruit tree is compatible with the environment that you have selected as its home. How to Plant Fruit Trees Below are ways to plant fruit trees for maximum performance and profits: (1) Choosing a Tree and Planting Location Buy a grafted fruit…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of GreenHouse Technology

Advantages and Disadvantages of GreenHouse Technology

Greenhouse technology is the interesting procedure of giving positive conditions to the plants. Developing plants is both a craftsmanship and science. Despite many difficulties man has learnt how to develop plant under regular habitat. Indeed, even in extraordinary unfavorable climatic conditions where no products can develop, man has built up a strategy for developing high esteem crops which is called as Greenhouse Technology. This strategy is utilized to shield the plants from unfriendly climatic condition to the plants, for example, frosty, wind, precipitation, exorbitant radiation, extraordinary temperature, bugs and ailment.…

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What is Mulching and Importance of Mulching

What is Mulching and Importance of Mulching

Mulching may be defined as the process of covering the soil surface around the plants to create congenial conditions for the crop growth. This may include moisture and soil conservation, temperature moderation, salinity and weed control etc. It exerts a decisive effect on earliness, yield and quality of the crop. Types of Mulching / Mulch Materials The mulch and more materials that may be used for laying over the soil may be organic plant residues, insert material like pebble etc. or and synthetic materials like plastics. Every material has got…

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The Various Products you can make from Plantain and Banana

The Various Products you can make from Plantain and Banana

Plantain can be eaten raw when ripe, processed into flour to make ‘elubo’, a local meal consumed in Nigeria and other parts of the world with soup, and also serves as industrial raw material in firms producing sanitary pads, fabrics and also for the food and beverage industry for making baby foods, biscuits, bread and cakes. Processing plantain helps in reducing post-harvest loss of the crop which is currently about 30 percent and it’s nutritional benefits include low-fat, good for blood pressure, a key source of vitamins and minerals, high…

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Planting, Growing and Harvesting Bell Peppers (Capsicum annuum)

Planting, Growing and Harvesting Bell Peppers (Capsicum annuum)

Bell peppers (Capsicum annuum) have a smooth outer skin, which protects a fresh, crunchy flesh inside. The fruit is hollow, with countless seeds clustering in the center and clinging to the white membrane along the walls. Part of the Capsicum genus, which also includes the gamut of chili pepper species, the bell pepper (Capsicum annuum) is larger, rounder, crunchier, and milder than its small, spicy relatives. Bell peppers are a warm-weather crop and a popular nightshade for both eating raw and cooking. Crunchy, sweet bell pepper plants lack capsaicin, the…

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