Oil Crops

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Oil crops are those types of plants which are grown mainly for the oil they produce. For example: soybeans, canola, avocados, grapes, and almonds. Soybeans, peanuts, sunflowers, and canola are mainly used to produce edible oils. Sunflowers are used to produce sunflower oils, peanuts are used to produce peanut oil (Ground nut oil) which is widely used to fry foods in many countries. Canola is used to produce Canola oil while Soybeans are used to produce Soya bean oil. There are some major oils which are widely edible oil production…

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Ugu Vegetable (Telfairia occidentalis) Production Guide

Ugu Vegetable (Telfairia occidentalis)

Ugu Vegetable (Telfairia occidentalis) is a tropical vine grown in West Africa as a leaf vegetable and for its edible seeds. Common names for the plant include fluted gourd, fluted pumpkin, ugu (in the Igbo language), and ikong-ubong (in the Efik and Ibibio languages). Telfairia occidentalis is a member of the family Cucurbitaceae and is indigenous to southern Nigeria. The fluted gourd grows in many nations of West Africa, but is mainly cultivated in Igboland and Calabarland and it is used primarily in soups and herbal medicines. Although the fruit…

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How to Grow Wheat – Beginners Guide

Wheat (Triticum Aestivum) is one of the world’s most important food crops. It is believed that wild relatives of wheat first grew in the Middle East. Wheat was among the first plants to be cultivated. It was grown about 11,000 years ago and by 4,000 B.C. wheat farming spread to Asia, Europe and North Africa. New species of wheat were also later developed then only the best wheat qualities were passed from one generation to the next. Soon wheat became an important worldwide crop Growing Guide They can be planted…

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How to Grow Ginger – Beginners Guide

11 Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger

Nigeria is one of the top producers of ginger in the world. In the Nigerian market ginger is well known and on high demand even though it is quite expensive. Kaduna State stands as the highest producer of the crop while states like Gombe, Bauchi, Benue, Nassarawa among others are major producers of the crop. In the market, it is available in various forms; fresh ginger rhizome, powder ginger and dry ginger rhizome. It is well known in many human communities around the world. It is the underground rhizome of…

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10 Scientific Based Health Benefits of Moringa You Need to Know About!!

The highly nutritious profile of Moringa plant, its powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and tissue-protective properties among many other health benefits has started making moringa togain more attension recently. Moringa oleifera, which can also be called any of the following names: horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree, is a small tree from India, Pakistan, and Nepal that has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease, and respiratory, skin, and digestive disorders. Moringa has become very popular as…

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Different Types of Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) which is originated from Central Asia is a cool-weather perennial plant commonly planted in the cool of autumn or in early spring. It is often classified as an herb is grown from cloves selected from medium to large bulbs, called heads, harvested the season before. You can plant cloves from the heads purchased at a grocery store or farm market as long as they have not been treated to prevent sprouting. It has solid, narrow, strap-shaped stalks that can grow 12 to 24 inches tall and 6…

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General Management Practices for Watermelon

Watermelon

For a successful watermelon production, a lot of care must be taken in order to achieve that. Some of the management practices which enables the proper growth and production of watermelon includes: 1) Quality Seeds The quality of the seed used for planting is the most crucial factor as the other factors are based on this. The rate of germination and production yield of your watermelon farm is largely dependent on the type and quality of the seed planted. Therefore you are always encouraged to purchase only high quality seeds…

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18 Shocking Health Benefits of Fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) “Ugu Leaves”

Fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) popularly known as “Ugu” is one of the commonly consumed vegetables in Nigeria, especially in the eastern part of Nigeria and without knowing its health benefits, many of us eat ugu on daily basis . Telfairia occidentalis is a tropical vine grown in West Africa as a leaf vegetable and for its edible seeds. Common names for the plant include fluted gourd, fluted pumpkin, ugu (in the Igbo language), and ikong-ubong (in the Efik and Ibibio languages). T. occidentalis is a member of the family Cucurbitaceae…

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The Environment That Watermelon Grow Best In

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is known to be a warm-season annual plant which produces large, juicy fruits. The fruits come out in different shapes it may be round or oblong, have pink, red or yellow flesh and solid, marbled or striped skins. There are some varieties that have thin, white edible seeds in the flesh. Every farmer or intending watermelon farmer should keep in mind that for optimum growth and fruit production, watermelon requires just the right environment below: Climate Requirement of Watermelon Watermelon plants prefer the heat and need a…

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YAM FARMING-Complete Beginners Guide

Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea that form edible tubers. They are perennial herbaceous vines cultivated for the consumption of their starchy tubers in many temperate and tropical world regions. The West African region cultivates 90% of the yam produced in the whole world and Nigeria alone produces about 68% making it the highest yam producers in the world. Available Varieties of Yam The available varieties of yams in West Africa are: – Discorea alata (Water Yam) – Discorea builfera (Aerial Yam) –…

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