Cowpea Plant Cultural Practice for Improved Yield

Cowpeas grown for their dry seeds are also known as black-eyed peas and black-eyed beans. They are most important in the semi-arid tropics where they are grown mainly for their mature seeds. They withstand heat better than most other legumes and are very drought resistant.   Origin of Cowpea Cowpea is probably originated in central … Read more Cowpea Plant Cultural Practice for Improved Yield

Tomato Plant Cultivation: A Full guide

TOMATO, scientific name Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. (Family: Solanaceae) is one of the most important vegetables in many regions of the world. It is used in almost all food preparations in the tropics. it is grown under rainfed conditions and under irrigation. Origin of Tomato It’s native of central and south America, most likely Peru and … Read more Tomato Plant Cultivation: A Full guide

Growing Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) seeds for higher Yield

Cucumber probably originated in northern India and was introduced to the Mediterranean. It is now widespread throughout the world.   Cucumber plant Ecology Cucumbers are well adapted to warm climates but will grow well at lower temperatures than melons. The optimum range of day-night temperatures is 21-28°C. Water requirement is high but a very humidity … Read more Growing Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) seeds for higher Yield

How to Cultivate Carrot (Daucus carota) for maximum Yield

Carrot (D. carota L. sub so. sativus (Hoffm.) Thell.) is derived from the wide carrot (D. carota L. sub sp. carota) which occurs naturally in Europe, Asia and Africa. It is of ancient cultivation in the Mediterranean region and has now spread throughout the tropical world.   The Ecology of the vegetable Soils which are … Read more How to Cultivate Carrot (Daucus carota) for maximum Yield

How to Grow and Manage Cotton (Gossypium spp.) Farm

Cotton is the most important of the plant fibres and its production is greater than that of all other fibres out together. Cotton alone supplies about 78% of plant fibres. There are two main species in cultivation, namely, Gossypium hirsutum L. (upland cotton) and G. barbadense L. of the hirsutum cultivars and about 15% by … Read more How to Grow and Manage Cotton (Gossypium spp.) Farm

How to Grow and Manage Cocoyam Farm for Better Gains

The term cocoyams is used to refer collectively to members of the genus Colocasia and the genus Xanthosoma which are grown for food in many parts of Africa, especially the wetter parts. They are grown in small plots, often inter cropped with food food or cash crops. They are volunteer crops in many places and … Read more How to Grow and Manage Cocoyam Farm for Better Gains

How to Grow Cassava Plants – Manihot esculenta (Full Guide)

Cassava is the major source of dietary energy for low-income consumers in many parts of tropical Africa. It has become the most important food crop of tropical Africa and had been aptly described as the ‘staff of life’. It is also known as Manioc or Tapioca.   Origin of Cassava Plant Cassava originated in parts … Read more How to Grow Cassava Plants – Manihot esculenta (Full Guide)