Factors to consider when selecting Pigs for Breeding

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 the management practices adopted include feeding, housing, care and control of diseases as well as … Read more Factors to consider when selecting Pigs for Breeding

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

Tomato Plant Cultivation: A Full guide

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 irrigation. Origin of Tomato It’s native of central and south America, most likely Peru and … Read more Tomato Plant Cultivation: A Full guide

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