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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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Conserving bean leaf vegetables (Summary)

Conserving bean leaf vegetables (Summary)

May 13, 2021

Bean leaves are rich in proteins and vitamins. To have them available during the dry season, you can dry and store them. 

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Storing fresh and dried tomatoes (Summary)

Storing fresh and dried tomatoes (Summary)

May 12, 2021

You can store fresh tomatoes in a local fridge for a few weeks. A local fridge consists of two earthen pots, placed one inside the other and separated with sand. In addition to storing fresh tomatoes, they can also be dried and used any time. Dried tomatoes can be stored for a year.

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Tomato concentrate and juice (Summary)

Tomato concentrate and juice (Summary)

April 9, 2021

During the lean season, tomatoes become very scarce and consumers buy canned tomatoes at high prices or no longer eat tomatoes. But by processing tomatoes into concentrate, you can use it for one year. And tomato juice can be used for 2 to 3 weeks.

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Making a raised platform for sheep and goats (Summary)

Making a raised platform for sheep and goats (Summary)

March 24, 2021

In traditional sheds, sheep and goats are often kept on the ground. The animals are in direct contact with their urine and droppings. Because of poor hygiene many animals get sick. You can easily make a raised platform inside your existing shed to solve these problems.

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Sorting and storing pumpkins (Summary)

Sorting and storing pumpkins (Summary)

March 24, 2021

Farmers selling pumpkins right after harvest get a low price because there are so many.
They can sell them at a better price during the off-season by storing them.

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Managing onion diseases (Summary)

Managing onion diseases (Summary)

December 21, 2020

Onions grow well under many different conditions, but when grown in the rainy season onions have a greater chance of getting sick. Onion diseases can make the leaves fold and reduce your yield. Diseases can spread with soil, seed or infested crop residues.

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How to make a fertile soil for onions (Summary)

How to make a fertile soil for onions (Summary)

December 18, 2020

Onions have few roots and shallow roots and therefore can take up nutrients from the top soil only. This explains why it is crucial to pay particular attention to making your soil fertile when you want to grow onions.

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Installing an onion field (Summary)

Installing an onion field (Summary)

December 18, 2020

Onions need rich, fertile soil. Only grow onions once in 3 years in the same field. Plant the onions on raised beds, especially in the rainy season. Transplant when the onions are about 6 weeks old. Plant the onions 10 centimetres apart. By taking good care of your onions, the onions will take good care of you.

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