Fruit and Shoot Borer (Leucinodes orbonalis) – Symptoms and Damage Prevention

Fruit and Shoot Borer (Leucinodes orbonalis)

The Fruit and Shoot Borer is a lonely translucent back head caterpillar which attacks bugs, mostly during dry season. It is the type of disease that affects crops like Egg plant. At the end of larval stage, the caterpillar becomes red and falls on the soil where it will become a nymph. Holes due to caterpillar exit can then be seen on bud. Leucinodes orbonalis, the eggplant fruit and shoot borer or brinjal fruit and shoot borer, is a moth species in the genus Leucinodes. It is found in the…

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Inter-cropping: Advantages and Disadvantages

Inter-cropping: Advantages and Disadvantages

Inter-cropping is a multiple cropping practice involving growing two or more crops in proximity. The most common goal of inter-cropping is to produce a greater yield on a given piece of land by making use of resources or ecological processes that would otherwise not be utilized by a single crop. Intercropping can also be defined as the practice involving growing two or more crops simultaneously on a same piece of land. The main advantage of inter cropping is getting higher returns from the same piece of land which otherwise not…

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Yams Flour Production & Packaging

Yams Flour Production & Packaging

Yams (Dioscorea spp.) is the common name for some species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae). These are perennial herbaceous vines cultivated for the consumption of their starchy tubers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. There are many cultivars of yam though only six are important as staples in the tropics. The economically important species grown are Dioscorea rotundata (white yam), Dioscorea alata (yellow yam), Dioscorea bulbifera (aerial yam), Dioscorea esculenta (Chinese yam) and Dioscorea dumenterum (trifoliate yam). Yams are high in vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, potassium,…

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How To Start Bean Flour Production Business

Bean flour production is the processing of beans to powder for various uses. And processing of foodstuff makes food easier to prepare with style. Beans are a source of protein to the body, Health Organization advises that we should take at least a plate of legume in a day in other to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and any other health-related issues. The bean flour is very nutritious, used in preparing different variety of food such as snacks (moi-moi, akara), casseroles, side dishes, baking etc. It can be…

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How to Start a Cassava Farming and Processing Business [A Comprehensive Guide]

How to Start a Cassava Farming and Processing Business

A single farming season spent in cassava farming and processing can hand you the key to financial freedom. Yes! Cultivating and processing cassava is simply a money-making venture. In this post, I will show you why you should consider giving it a go and how to start your very own cassava farming and processing business. 4 Reasons you should invest in Cassava Farming, Fast Here are some of the reasons cassava has such a huge earning potential for you as an entrepreneur: (1) Cassava is an important food crop in…

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Top 50 Agriculture Business Ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Top 50 Agricultural Business Ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The demand for agricultural products both in Nigeria and the world at large will always be on the high side because food is one of the basic needs of man. Therefore as an entrepreneur, you can key into this demand and set up an agro business thereby creating enormous wealth for yourself. There are many reasons every young aspiring entrepreneur should look into agriculture as endless opportunities are found on agriculture and more people are starting to realize that, especially young people. This article is a highlight of agricultural business…

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How to Hatch Fertile Eggs into Day Old Chicks (D.O.C)

How to Hatch Fertile Eggs into Day Old Chicks

What is Hatchery? Hatchery is a place for hatching fertile eggs to produce “day old chicks” (D.O.C), which you will buy to start poultry farm on your own. Hatchery may be on large or small scale depending on the size of the Incubator. Incubator is a box like apparatus for hatching fertile eggs by artificial warmth in the hatchery room. There are two types of incubators and they are: Setter Incubator and Hatcher Incubator. Procedures in Chicks Production Production of “Day Old Chicks” (D.O.C) start with the brood eggs laid…

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How to Cultivate Grafted Wambugu Apples

How to Cultivate Grafted Wambugu Apples

Wambugu apples or Wambugu farm can be grown in any soil type and weather but not in a waterlog area. For optimum growth and yield plant them in a sandy-loam soil. The reality on the ground however, is that we have an ever-growing demand for apples yet only a handful of apples are produced locally. What if you could start an apple farm, using locally-bred seedlings that unlike exotic ones require minimal care? Planting Methods of Wambugu Apples Soak the roots of the seedlings in water for an hour before…

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Wambugu Apples – Introduction

Wambugu Apple as a Rich Fruit

Wambugu apple also known as semi-arid-apple is an organic grafted apple that can be grown anywhere around the world. Due to Climatic conditions, Apple farming has been a difficult thing in West Africa including Nigeria. Although this fruit bearing plant is very selective yet the fruit is liked by many people in our country. That is why the rate of consumption’s keeps increasing daily. Apple is more preferred than other fruits with a higher price as one can go for as high as #50 or #100 depending on the size.…

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Mushroom Farming Business Success Guide

Mushroom Farming Business Success Guide

A mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) is a fleshly fungi, spore-bearing fruiting bodies of typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources fruiting body of fungi. Its botanical name is Agaricus bisporus (Basidiomyota, Agaricomycetes) that have a stem called (a stipe), a cap called (a pileus), and gills each called (a lamella) on the underside of the cap just as do store-bought white mushrooms. However, mushrooms can also be a wide variety of gilled fungi, with or without stems and the term is used even more generally to describe…

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