Plant Protection Products

What are plant protection products? Plant protection products are preparations intended to protect plants and also their products after harvesting. They are considered as pesticides, a group which also include bio-cides and antiparasitics for human and veterinary use. For each pest or disease, proposals for the strategy on the use of plant protection products are…

SWEET POTATO FARMING

Sweet potatoes are a beautiful plant delicious tubers in the fall are an added bonus to the lovely foliage and flowers. Sweet potatoes grow well in a sunny vegetable garden, but you can also grow them in other parts of your home landscape. Try them as a temporary ground cover or a trailing houseplant. In…

Plant Diseases

Disease fungi take their energy from the plants on which they live. They are responsible for a great deal of damage and are characterized by wilting, scabs, moldy coatings, rusts, blotches and rotted tissue. This page is designed to help identify some of the more common plant diseases and provides earth-friendly solutions (see organic fungicides)…

CAUSES OF PLANT STRESS

Plants are like us people. No matter which biological classification kingdom we’re in, all of us are affected by stress. In humans, stress comes from an infinite variety of circumstances that involve family, health, work conditions, finances, social contact and just plain worry. Plants are stressed in physical ways and not that many. Give plants…

BANANA FARMING

Banana is one of the popular and tasty fruit in the world. It is very beneficial for health. It is suitable fruit for every age of people. In this post, we will share all about banana cultivation like varieties, propagation, soil and climate, sucker selection, land preparation, planting, irrigation, fertilizer management etc. Benefit of Banana Banana…

PLANT NUTRITION

Plants use inorganic minerals for nutrition, whether grown in the field or in a container. Complex interactions involving weathering of rock minerals, decaying organic matter, animals, and microbes take place to form inorganic minerals in soil. Roots absorb mineral nutrients as ions in soil water. Many factors influence nutrient uptake for plants. Ions can be…

FEEDS IN TIMES OF SCARCITY

With the biting drought, feeding is becoming a serious challenge to livestock farmers. Owing to the harsh reality, many animals are not able to meet their daily dietary requirements and combined with lack of fresh drinking water, death is a reality. In most farms I have visited, during dry conditions, poor quality roughages such as…

POULTRY PRODUCTION

Poultry production refers to the keeping of domesticated birds for either domestic or commercial use. The primary products are the eggs and the meat. In some countries feathers are also of considerable importance. These birds include common chicken, turkeys, ducks and geese. Guinea fowls, quails and pigeons are also gaining importance as emerging poultry species.…

PIG FEEDING

“How much should my pig be eating?” A question many pig farmers ask. The two most important parts of your pigs’ nutrition is the proper type and amount of feed and a fresh, clean water source. Knowing how to use supplements for added fat, muscle, body, joint protection, etc. are all very valuable tools, however…

FEED YOUR BEES

How, When and Why to Feed Your Bees; Wondering if your honey bees are going to starve or whether they have enough stores to make it through the winter? and you may want to encourage your colony to build up properly in the spring for optimal health. So, when and how do you feed your…