Friday, 07 August, 2020

Category: Agro Business

Businesses pertaining to agriculture


Starting a poultry farm in Nigeria, there are several factors to consider. As a farmer myself, I always advise potential farmers to do their feasibility study very well. Don’t budget the cost of starting the farm and managing the birds Read more…


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 Read more…


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 Read more…


In piggery, we have different pens where pigs are kept Farrowing pen : This is a pen where the sows give birth. Servicing Pen : This is a pen where the boar service the sow. Isolation or Medication Pen : Read more…


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 Read more…


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 Read more…


Sorghum is also known as guinea corn and it is a staple food in the drier parts of tropical Africa. It is able to adapt to dry regions with more unreliable rainfall because of its drought resistance. Its cultivation is Read more…


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 Read more…


There is no cost effectiveness in soaking grains and consequently, it is a waste of time. Adding water to mash diets in the ratio 2:1 (water:food) on a volume basis makes them readily eaten by pigs and you will avoid Read more…


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 Read more…