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When and when not to irrigate? The essence of irrigation is for the application of water which is a critical component in plant development. There is need to apply the correct amount of water as too little will result in wilting and too much will result in water logging. This means therefore a proper scheduling…

13
Nov

How do I know how much of each of the ingredients to Use in feed formulation? This is an interesting part of the series yet the longest and very important. I will try to be very simple as possible to cater for member diversity. From part 1 I stated that feed formulation involves matching nutrient…

13
Nov

Can a farmer make their own feed on Farm? Yes. 1. The decision is normally based on a need to cut production costs. Feed costs are the largest costs in livestock production. In poultry it’s up to 70-75% pigs 80%. What should be the steps towards making your own feed? Seek the knowledge and skills,…

There are two main factors that make the pump duty i.e. the discharge and the pressure or head. The discharge is based on the area to be irrigated and the type of system either drip or sprinkler. These have different outlets hence different discharge. In the case of sprinkler each normal 4 mm sprinkler can…

30
Jun

Get value for your money! Be trained by experts. Date: 28 July 2017 Venue: Queens Hotel, Harare Registration fee: $35 (Including Handbooks, Refreshments, CD and Farm visit) Facilitator: Amon Makoni Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied.  Course Covers Pond fertilization Feed and feeding Fish health and bio-security Harvesting and Marketing Record keeping Best…

06
Jun

Producer prices G.M.B -all deports in Zimbabwe. Cerials $390/ tonne Maize Mhunga (millet) Rapoko Sorghum Wheat $500/tonne Pulses/tonne Nyimo $300 Soybeans $ 495 Cow Peas $ 300 Sugar beans $900 Oil Crops/tonne Sunflower $ 300 Ground nuts (unshelled) $500

Bees are so hard working that they don’t just stop with producing honey. They also provide us with the have the following; Pollination Bee bread Production Propolis Bees Wax Royal jelly Bee Venom for medical use (Apitherapy) Honey (Well, this was already mentioned above) The bees proved to be very beneficial to humans leading them…

After spending time with Harare Institute of Technology student Clive Nyapoko, it’s very clear that the Vermi-Aquaponics System (VA System) is the future of sustainable farming. It combines Vermiculture (farming of worms to produce organic fertilisers), Aquaponics (farming of vegetables using fish waste), and small livestock rearing with Information Communication Technology (ICT) that is used…

06
Jun

1. No Market: Bad fish farmers start looking for a market for their fish when the fish are ready for sale. Meanwhile, because they are still feeding, the pond attains its maximum loading and fish stop growing. The longer the fish stay in the pond after they have stopped growing, the smaller the profit margin….

06
Jun

Being an effective producer of fish requires you to excel at a wide set of talents.  Some say a bit a good luck also helps, but without the key skills being in place the luck will not keep you consistently at the top of your game. Poor water quality leads to reduced growth and ultimately the…

by Codelane Zimbabwe
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