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

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