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

Effects of Heat on Nutrients in Vegetables and Fruits

There’s no doubt, your cooking method can change the composition of nutrients in fruits and vegetables but it’s not always a bad thing. In cooked vegetables and fruits, you can have some more nutrients than fresh in some rare cases. Several scientific studies have shown that cooking can reduce the content of some nutrients but … Read more Effects of Heat on Nutrients in Vegetables and Fruits

Classification of Vegetables, their Uses and Nutrient Facts

Many vegetable crops were domesticated several centuries ago. The great ancient civilization in Mesopotamia grew vegetables such as turnips, onions, beans, lettuce and cucumbers. While the early Egyptians cultivated a wide variety of vegetable crops such as asparagus, cabbage, cucumber, pea, watermelon and lettuce. Laborers eating onions were depicted in Egyptian tombs from about 3200-2780 … Read more Classification of Vegetables, their Uses and Nutrient Facts

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

Nature of Graviola Tree Fruits and Cultivation

Graviola (Scientific name: Annona muricata) is one the plants that is exact origin is not proven but it has become widely spread today and can grow in almost every area with average temperature and high humidity. Graviola is commonly called Custard apple, Cherimoya, Guanabana, Soursop, Guyabano and Guanavana, toge-banreisi, nangka blanda, durian benggala, durian belanda … Read more Nature of Graviola Tree Fruits and Cultivation

Pig feeds Preparation Methods: Wet or Dry Feed?

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 loss of dry food through spillage. The digestibility of wet diets is slightly higher (1-2% … Read more Pig feeds Preparation Methods: Wet or Dry Feed?

Nature of Ginkgo Biloba Tree, Uses and benefits

Nature of Ginkgo Biloba The maidenhair tree, commonly called Ginkgo Biloba is one of the oldest medicinal plants known. It is sometimes written as Gingko. It is originally from China and it’s popular for its health benefits in their traditional medicines. Ginkgo is a slow growing tree and can survive for thousands of years. The … Read more Nature of Ginkgo Biloba Tree, Uses and benefits

Cultivation of Chillies, Uses and Nutrition Facts

Chillies (Capsicum spp. Family: Solanaceae), also called peppers are widely grown across the globe, from America to Asia and even in Africa, with China being the leading country growing chillies. There are a wide variety of peppers which vary in pungency, size and color of the fruits. Two main species are recognized, these are Capsicum … Read more Cultivation of Chillies, Uses and Nutrition Facts

Growing Amaranths, its Pest and Diseases and Nutrition Facts

Amaranths (Family Amaranthaceae) are seasonal herbaceous plants grown commonly in the tropics. They are one of the most popular leafy vegetables and their production is spread across different ecological zones. Common names include African spinach, Indian spinach, spinach, amaranths, Tete (youruba). Origin of Amaranths Many species probably originated in the Andean region of south America … Read more Growing Amaranths, its Pest and Diseases and Nutrition Facts

Swine Diseases & Parasitic Infections and their Treatments

A lot of factors have been known to cause diseases to animals, including pigs. Such  factors are poor feeding and management practices, harmful climatic conditions, the activities of microorganisms such as viruses, rickettsiae and bacteria and the harmful effects of parasites which could either be ecto or endo-parasites. Micro organisms are in most cases responsible … Read more Swine Diseases & Parasitic Infections and their Treatments

How Agric Robots help Farmers improving Yield & Productivity

One of the ways technology is impacting the agriculture system is the application of robots in the farming processes. Today, robots are helping farmers to do soil analysis, planting seeds, controlling weeds, supplying nutrients, fertilizers and water to plants, monitoring the farm, harvesting foods and host of others. This is the reason experts have opined that today’s food and agriculture … Read more How Agric Robots help Farmers improving Yield & Productivity

How to Use Peppermint Oil against insects and Infections on Pets

What is Peppermint oil extract Peppermint is one of the best essential oils to kill parasites at home. It’s an aromatic oil that’s extracted from the peppermint leaves, and commonly used to kill flea eggs on Pets and around the house. It’s scent is known to keep mosquito and flies away. While peppermint oil is … Read more How to Use Peppermint Oil against insects and Infections on Pets

Benefits on Evening Primrose Oil on Dog’s skin and Diseases

Evening Primrose is a popular addition to conventional animal feed and is often administered in particular to dogs.  However, puppies and cats are not to be taking primrose since it can have side effect such as stomach upset and vomiting. The primrose is known to be rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, in particular the anti-inflammatory … Read more Benefits on Evening Primrose Oil on Dog’s skin and Diseases

Ragdoll Cat Breed: Personality, How to care for them and Health Concerns

Ann Baker was reported to have bred the ragdoll cat breed with three unknown heritage cat breeds in california. This breed is often referred to as puppy cats as they follow the owner in every place and love to spend time with kids and owners. Characteristics/Personality of The Ragdoll Ragdoll cats are calm and not … Read more Ragdoll Cat Breed: Personality, How to care for them and Health Concerns

Facts about Mastiff Dog Breed: Personality, Caring and Health concerns

Having a large dog around is like having one’s best friend, and you’ll like to have him around you. Large dogs are now in trend as many pet lovers are looking forward to having dogs that are huggable. Since the Mastiff dogs are among the big dog breeds, the varieties of Mastiff dogs are in … Read more Facts about Mastiff Dog Breed: Personality, Caring and Health concerns

Hemp production and Economic Importance: Foods, Drugs, Cosmetics and Industrial Products

Hemp is one of the medicinal plants known to man. Moreover, it has numerous health advantages even though its use is more criticized than many other medicinal plants. Hemp has been in use for more than 10,000 years and for more than 3,000 years now, this plant is grown all over the world. 5,000 years … Read more Hemp production and Economic Importance: Foods, Drugs, Cosmetics and Industrial Products