YAMS (Dioscorea spp.) Family: Dioscoreaceae

Yams are grown throughout the wetter parts of the tropics. They are climbing monocotyledonous plants with opposite or alternate leaves and they produce large storage tubers. Yams are obtained from several species of the genus Dioscorea, a very large genus with about 600 tropical or subtropical species of which only a few are grown for … Read more YAMS (Dioscorea spp.) Family: Dioscoreaceae

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)

MILLET (Pennisetum typhoides Burn .f.)

There are many species of millet but the most important is Pennisetum typhoides which is known as Bulrush or Pearl millet. Among cereals, it is the crop of the driest region. It is very drought resistant and gives reasonable yields in infertile sandy soils, which would be unsuitable for other important cereal. The total production of … Read more MILLET (Pennisetum typhoides Burn .f.)

Rice Diseases and How to Prevent/Control it for Higher Yield Advantage

Blast Blast is caused by the fungus, Piricularia Oryzae. It is one of the most common and serious diseases of rice. It can attack the plant at all stages. if the plants are attacked in the early stages, the grains do not fill. High relative humidity (more than 90%) and high nitrogen application favor its … Read more Rice Diseases and How to Prevent/Control it for Higher Yield Advantage

The Properties of Legume Crops

LEGUME CROPS The grain legumes are members of the family Fabaceae (sub family Papilionoideae). They are mainly herbaceous plants although some are shrubs. They possess stems or vines that are upright, semi-prostrate or prostrate. They possess a taproot system with laterals. Many species of legumes have nodules in their roots containing bacteria which have the … Read more The Properties of Legume Crops