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Organic biofertilizer in liquid and solid form (Summary)

Organic biofertilizer in liquid and solid form (Summary)

September 27, 2021

For healthy crops you need a healthy soil, because a healthy soil contains many good microbes and earthworms. To prepare biofertilizer for half a hectare, you need 10 kg fresh cow dung, cow urine, flour from chickpeas or another pulse, jaggery or unrefined sugar, and a handful of healthy soil.

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Making balanced feed for dairy cows (Summary)

Making balanced feed for dairy cows (Summary)

September 22, 2021

Based on how much milk each cow gives you can calculate the amount of balanced feed needed for your cows. You should also feed your cow green grass each day. This helps to increase the total quantity of milk as well as the amount of fat in the milk. It is also good for their digestion.

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The clod breaker: a rolling harrow (Summary)

The clod breaker: a rolling harrow (Summary)

September 22, 2021

The clod breaker is a simple wooden tool made out of a cylindrical log with iron spikes. It can be pulled by animals or even by an adult person. By driving the clod breaker over your field in opposite directions, the soil will become loose, aerated and absorb more water.

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Proper handling of baobab fruits at harvest (Summary)

Proper handling of baobab fruits at harvest (Summary)

September 21, 2021

Baobab fruit juice made from the pulp is very healthy, and can be added to porridge and sauces. However, the quality of the pulp can be greatly affected if fruits are not handled well during and after harvest. When baobab pods are damaged and have splits in the shell, moisture and insects can easily get to the pulp and spoil it.

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Enriching porridge with baobab juice (Summary)

Enriching porridge with baobab juice (Summary)

September 20, 2021

Compared to other foods, baobab pulp contains very high levels of minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium as well as vitamin C. Furthermore, it is rich in fibre. It is good for human health and reduces the risk of diseases. Due to these properties, baobab fruits are often called a super food.

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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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