Sowing and Planting Practices for all Crops

Sowing and Planting Practices for all Crops

Seeds and other planting materials are the basic foundation upon which successful crop production is laid. Failure in the  choice of correct seeds, seed storage, time of planting, dept of planting, rate of seeding and  spacing  could all lead to failure in the crop production enterprise. In this unit, all aspect of seeds sowing, planting practices and materials as they relate to quality, germinations, storage of seeds, seed treatments, time of planting, seed rate, dept of planting, seed placement, seed emergence and seedling vigour are treated. Table of Contents       …...

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How To Make A Pomegranate Tree or Plant Produce Fruit

Pomegranate Tree

Every year I get many folks asking questions regarding their pomegranate tree or bush and why isn’t bearing any fruit. There are several reasons why and things you can try or do to get the fruit coming. Know that you don’t need more than one pomegranate tree. Pomegranates are self-fruitful but the flowers must be pollinated for the tree to bear fruit. First things first…   If you have an established (4 years and older) that is not producing any fruit, the first thing you need to determine is what type…...

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Carrots Farming Guide: All You need to Know About

Carrots

With regards to carrots farming, below are the basic questions and answers on how to successfully cultivate and harvest carrots to make good profits from the produce as a carrot farmer. We grouped this guide as a question and answered them to enable you understand them better and easily be able to use them to achieve your plans. Now let’s get started with the questions and answers below: 1. How long does it take to grow Carrots? Carrots are available in different varieties and most of the varieties take around…...

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Time and Methods of Fertilizer Application on Crops

Time and Methods of Fertilizer Application on Crops

To achieve maximum benefit from fertilizers, it is most essential to apply them at the right time and in the place. The amount and timing of nutrient uptake depends on various factors, such as crop variety, planting date, crop rotation, soil and weather conditions. For good agricultural practices, the farmer chooses the timing and the quantity in such way that as much as possible of the nutrients is used by the plants. For optimum crop use efficiency and minimum potential for environmental pollution, the farmer must apply the nutrients as…...

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Complete List and Importance of Chemical Fertilizers for Crops

Time and Methods of Fertilizer Application on Crops

1) Nitrogenous Fertilizers The nitrogen in many straight and compound fertilizers is in the ammonium (NH₄ ions) form, but this is quickly changed by the bacteria in the soil to the nitrate (NO₂ ions) form. Most crop plants such as cereals take up and respond to the NO₃ ions faster than to the NH₄ ions, but some crops, such as rice, potatoes and grasses, are equally responsive to both forms. On the basis of the chemical form in which nitrogen is combined with other element in a fertilizer, nitrogenous fertilizers…...

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