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Housing for pigs (Summary)

Housing for pigs (Summary)

September 17, 2021

Farmers in Uganda started taking care of pigs in their sties because of problems with the pigs that were free roaming. Farmers would not know where the pigs had gone and what they had eaten or whether they had contracted any disease.

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Hardening crabs in floating cages (Summary)

Hardening crabs in floating cages (Summary)

September 16, 2021

You can make a cage from bamboo to contain the crabs. Soft crabs must be separated so they do not fight and damage each other. Give each crab half of a tiny fish per day. If the crab has not eaten its food, it is sick and must be removed. In 10 to 15 days, the crabs will have a hard shell and can be sold.

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Vermiwash: an organic tonic for crops (Summary)

Vermiwash: an organic tonic for crops (Summary)

September 15, 2021

Vermiwash is the liquid that is collected after water passes through compost made by  earthworms. It is rich in plant growth hormones, micro-nutrients, and major nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.

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Management of Newcastle disease (Summary)

Management of Newcastle disease (Summary)

September 14, 2021

In this audio podcast, we will learn how to recognise Newcastle disease, and the signs, causes, prevention, control and management of this devastating disease.

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Spineless cactus for fodder (Summary)

Spineless cactus for fodder (Summary)

September 13, 2021

Cactus pads are rich in minerals like calcium, phosphorous and magnesium, and have moderate levels of protein and fibre. You can start harvesting cactus pads one year after planting and harvest pads every 4 months as per your needs. Cactus will give fodder for more than 20 years.

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Harvesting and storage of green gram (Summary)

Harvesting and storage of green gram (Summary)

September 10, 2021

Green gram or mung bean seed and grains need special care during harvesting and storage. Coat the seed with vegetable oil and store them in an earthen pot. Add neem leaves and dry red chillies. Cover the pot with a cotton cloth and a wire mesh to keep out rodents.

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Natural ways to manage bloat in livestock (Summary)

Natural ways to manage bloat in livestock (Summary)

September 9, 2021

Bloat is caused by eating too much wet grass during the rainy season. In the stomach, the wet grass ferments and releases gas which becomes like bubbles and cannot escape. It is also caused by a sudden change in diet or by eating overripe or fermented fruit, young sorghum leaves and vegetables like cabbage or cauliflower.

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Taking care of okra (Summary)

Taking care of okra (Summary)

September 8, 2021

Too much drought can slow down growth and cause young fruits to fall. Water your okra regularly to avoid slowing down its growth. Get rid of weeds. Nourish okra crops by periodically applying a little compost, well-rotted manure or litter around the base of each okra plant.

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Making a good okra seeding (Summary)

Making a good okra seeding (Summary)

September 7, 2021

In Benin, producers tell us how to plant okra properly. Put no more than 2 to 3 seeds in each hole and plant at proper spacing to let in air and allow the plants to develop well.

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Making mango crisps (Summary)

Making mango crisps (Summary)

September 6, 2021

Dried mango crisps are a tasty and a healthy snack that can be sold even out of season at a good price.

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