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Pitcher irrigation (Summary)

Pitcher irrigation (Summary)

September 30, 2021

With pitcher irrigation, round porous clay pots are buried into the soil near the crop and filled with water. The water seeps out slowly through the porous walls of the pot and reaches the roots of the plants. As the plants consume the water, more water will seep out from the pot. In this way, the pot provides exactly the right amount of water needed for the plants.

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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 a cooling chamber for tomatoes (Summary)

Making a cooling chamber for tomatoes (Summary)

August 27, 2021

When you pick your tomatoes, if you want to keep them longer, you have to find a way of reducing the temperature. As availability of electricity at village level can be a problem, ways have to be found to lower the temperature of this fragile crop. Some farmers at Dambatta in Kano State, Nigeria have used local mud bricks to make a very effective cooling chamber.

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Staggering production of tomatoes (Summary)

Staggering production of tomatoes (Summary)

August 26, 2021

If you are growing tomatoes you need to make sure that you don’t just grow when everyone else is, or you will probably suffer from very low prices. Working in a group and staggering your production can provide a constant market supply of fresh tomatoes.

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Good handling of tomatoes (Summary)

Good handling of tomatoes (Summary)

August 25, 2021

As soon as you pick your tomatoes their quality can only ever decrease. The best you can do is to slow down the reduction of quality, by following some practices which reduce damage and harm. The key to getting good quality tomatoes to sell starts with the pickers. If they can avoid damaging the crop, we have a chance.

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Managing tomato late blight (Summary)

Managing tomato late blight (Summary)

August 16, 2021

Late blight is caused by moulds that survive in the soil and in residues of crops that had the disease. As the disease spreads very fast, inspect your field every day. If you see sick plants, cut of the sick parts of the plant and burn the affected parts. Never put sick plant parts on your compost as the mould will continue to grow and spread to your field.

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Using sack mounds to grow vegetables (Summary)

Using sack mounds to grow vegetables (Summary)

August 4, 2021

The best compost for sack mounds is the one made using poultry manure and plant remains. If you use such compost, the sack mound will yield a lot of vegetables for a long time.

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Mulch for a better soil and crop (Summary)

Mulch for a better soil and crop (Summary)

July 29, 2021

You can make mulch from any locally available, dry plant material such as grass, or straw. Mulching is easy. And above all, it helps to save you water, time and labour whilst at the same enriching your soil and giving you a better harvest.

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Managing black rot in cabbage (Summary)

Managing black rot in cabbage (Summary)

July 16, 2021

Most farmers confuse black rot disease with downey mildew. Whereas mildew starts as purplish irregular spots on the leaves, black rot starts as small, yellow-brown, V-shaped areas at the leaf margins.

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