100+ Agricultural Terms and their Meanings

Agriculture is a broad field of science and there are terminologies used in the field of agriculture. Some are pertinent to farming while others to other sub-fields of agric science. Some of the words associated with farming and agriculture generally are discussed in this article. These agriculture vocabularies are listed from A to Z and … Read more 100+ Agricultural Terms and their Meanings

Factors to consider when selecting Pigs for Breeding

Pig production has changed from the peasant system of allowing the animals to scavenge for food, thereby exposing them to attack of pests and diseases. Modern pig farms are being established by both private and government at various levels and the management practices adopted include feeding, housing, care and control of diseases as well as … Read more Factors to consider when selecting Pigs for Breeding

Tobacco Plant Cultivation and the Uses of its Leaves

The stimulating and slightly narcotic effects produced when the dried, cured and fermented leaves of the tobacco plant are smoked, sniffed or chewed have led to an almost universal use of tobacco. There are two species of the genus in cultivation, Nicotiana tobacum L. being by far the most important and supplying most of the … Read more Tobacco Plant Cultivation and the Uses of its Leaves

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