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Methods of Propping and Harvesting of Plantains

Plantains (Musa paradisiaca) are related to banana. They look quite similar and are, in fact, morphologically similar, but while bananas

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Advantages of Inter-cropping a Plantain Field

Intercropping is defined simply as growing two or more crop types on one field. The practice of intercropping has actually

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Weed Control Methods for Plantain Plantations

Plantains should always be weed free, weed control starts during the field preparation and weeds are initially controlled about every

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Recommended Plantain Fertilization Methods

In order to produce a heavy bunch, plantains always need some extra nutrients. These can be applied in the form

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Mulching of Plantains and the Advantages

Organic matter is essential for plantain cultivation / plantain farming if the field is to be very productive for a

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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

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The Recommended Time and Method of Planting Plantain Suckers

Plantain suckers are planted immediately after field preparation. Plant holes are prepared with a minimum size of about 30 cm

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How to Prepare Plantain Suckers for Planting

Plantain suckers which are being used for plantain farming are separated from their mother plant with a spade or machete.

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How to select Plantain Cultivars for High Yields

For field cultivation, medium plantains should be preferred to giant ones even though giant plantains produce heavier bunches. Giant plantains

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The Recommended Spacing for Plantain Cultivation

The recommended spacing for planting plantain is 3m between the plantain rows and 2 m within the row (in other

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Methods of Field Preparation for Plantain Farming

When preparing your fields for your plantain farming, you must be aware of the fact that fields are to be

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Things to Consider when Selecting a Site for Plantain Farming Business

It is no longer a secret that Agriculture is a money maker. Agriculture is the cultivation of the soil for

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The Importance of Plantain Farming Business

Plantain is a staple crop grown throughout the tropics. In Africa, plantain and Banana are also an important source of

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Introduction to Plantains and their Environment

Plantains (Musa spp., AAB genome) are plants producing fruits that remain starchy at maturity (Marriot and Lancaster, 1983; Robinson, 1996)

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Thinning of Plantain Suckers and the Importance

Plantain, Musa × paradisiaca (syn. Musa sapientum) is an herbaceous perennial belonging to the family Musaceae. Plantains are distinguished from

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Required Spacing for Plantain Cultivation

The recommended spacing is 3 m between the plantain rows and 2 m within the row (in other words. 3

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Selecting the site for Plantain Cultivation

The site to be used for plantain farming business should be easily accessible, especially if the establishment of a large

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