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 moreMILLET (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 moreRice Diseases and How to Prevent/Control it for Higher Yield Advantage

MAIZE (Sea mays L.) Family: Poaceae

Maize is also known as ‘Indian corn’ or simply ‘corn’. It is perhaps the most completely domesticated of all arable crops. It is widely grown because it is able to adapt to different ecological conditions. In some parts of Africa, especially, Nigeria, it constitutes the basic food of most states where sorghum and millet have … Read moreMAIZE (Sea mays L.) Family: Poaceae

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 moreThe Properties of Legume Crops