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Making a vermicompost bed (Summary)

Making a vermicompost bed (Summary)

June 21, 2021

With empty fertilizer bags you can sew a container. Place layers of decomposable material in the container and water it. Put the earthworms in after one week. Cover the top of the bed with gunny bags and water it regularly. Make sure the compost is shaded from direct sunlight.

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Growing annual crops in cashew orchards (Summary)

Growing annual crops in cashew orchards (Summary)

June 21, 2021

Cashew trees are mainly grown for their nuts and apples. In a well maintained cashew orchards and associated with annual crops, the trees produce more and yield nuts of good quality.

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Managing bacterial leaf blight in rice (Summary)

Managing bacterial leaf blight in rice (Summary)

June 21, 2021

Farmers in India tell how the disease first appears in the leaf tip. Finally, the plant dries up. Non-chemical methods can be used to control this disease.

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Storing and managing maize in a warehouse (Summary)

Storing and managing maize in a warehouse (Summary)

June 18, 2021

Storing and managing stock in a warehouse involves three important steps. We should first prepare the warehouse, then store your products on pallets and third, follow and manage the stock in the warehouse.

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Good shelling, sorting and drying of maize (Summary)

Good shelling, sorting and drying of maize (Summary)

June 18, 2021

Pre-dry your maize before shelling it. Winnow the maize on a tarpaulin and sort it. Dry your maize under a hot sun on a tarpaulin, and turn it over regularly. Before storing the grain, measure the moisture level by checking the sound produced by the grain. Let the grain cool before storing

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Harvesting maize in a good way (Summary)

Harvesting maize in a good way (Summary)

June 18, 2021

Your maize is mature when the leaves and the husks start to dry and turn yellow. Start harvesting improved varieties first and end with local varieties which are more resistant to pest attacks. Dehusk your maize in the field to avoid bringing pests to your home. Properly sort your maize in the field, burn the cobs that have been attacked and store the healthy ones.

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Digital Extension Systems: Presentation by Dr Paul Van Mele

Digital Extension Systems: Presentation by Dr Paul Van Mele

June 4, 2021

Dr Paul Van Mele, Access Agriculture Director for International Development, speaking on "Digital Extension Systems" at the MANAGE International Conference on “Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services: Innovations to Impact”, 25-27 February 2021. The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) is an autonomous organisation of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, Hyderabad, India.

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Managing tomato leaf curl virus (Summary)

Managing tomato leaf curl virus (Summary)

May 14, 2021

Tomato leaf curl cannot be cured by any product. The disease is spread by whiteflies. The best way to control the disease is through prevention. A net house can protect your nursery. A border of cereals around your vegetable field helps keep whiteflies out. Farmers in southern India tell us yellow sticky traps, natural pesticides and various other methods.

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Floating vegetable gardens (Summary)

Floating vegetable gardens (Summary)

May 14, 2021

As our land remains under water during the rainy season, our ancestors were already thinking of ways to produce crops in order to survive. They invented the floating garden by using crop residues. We do not need any chemical fertilizers or pesticides, because the floating bed is fertile by nature.

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Farmers’ rights to seed: experiences from Guatemala (Summary)

Farmers’ rights to seed: experiences from Guatemala (Summary)

May 14, 2021

We farmers, men and women, have the right to sell our seeds, and to conserve and exchange them. If they would forbid us from marketing or selling our potato seed, this would simply end our lives, because that is what we depend on.

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