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Why do fruits crack? Read about a challenging problem of fruit industry

Introduction A disorder where fruit surface cracks mainly due to heavy irrigation or rain after long dry spell. This may occur due to varietal characters, orchard soil management, inappropriate levels of water at maturity stage, light, temperature and...

Scientists race to find a cure for a devastating fungus that threatens to wipe...

Scientists in developing countries are scrambling to find a cure for a devastating fungus that threatens to wipe out the global banana trade and plunge millions of farmers into poverty. Around the world, banana farmers are fighting a losing...

Pests and diseases of an avocado tree that you should be aware of before...

Root rots – Root rots generally appear in areas with poor drainage or in trees that are chronically over watered. If conditions can be improved, the tree may be able to be saved. Sometimes, digging around the tree...

UN agriculture agency launches handbook to improve safety in banana farming sector

he United Nations agriculture agency and the Government of Ecuador launched Wednesday a practical guide for workers in the banana sector – the most exported fresh fruit in the world, both by volume and by economic value –...

UN agriculture agency launches handbook to improve safety in banana farming sector

The United Nations agriculture agency and the Government of Ecuador launched Wednesday a practical guide for workers in the banana sector – the most exported fresh fruit in the world, both by volume and by economic value – to...

Cattle farmers lose out to an unknown disease

Cattle has been the major store of wealth for most Zimbabwean communal farmers. The livestock industry is also one of the major export contributor for the nation. The industry might face a major set back amid the current challenges as...

Understanding Cigar End Rot Disease of Banana

Importance of the problem Cigar end rot is an important disease of banana. The disease is prevalent in almost all banana growing tracts. The disease affects the developing fingers. The tip end of the fingers gets dried up and...

blackleg disease outbreak hits zimbabwe – here is what you need to know

Blackleg is an acute, febrile, highly fatal disease of cattle and sheep caused by Clostridium chauvoei and characterized by emphysematous swelling, commonly affecting heavy muscles (clostridial myositis). It is found worldwide. Etiology: C chauvoei is found naturally in the intestinal tract of animals. Spores...

How to force Molt a layer chicken to extend its laying lifespan :

. Increase in the laying period actually increases the profitability of the business. But, at times, several factors may shorten the laying period of a chicken. In this case, forced molting is recommended to recuperate and extend the laying...

Having a fight with weed resistance ?

Avoiding Herbicide Resistance in Weeds A wise farmer once said, “If you do anything the same way long enough, it’s wrong, because soon things are going to change” This is certainly true when speaking of weeds and herbicide resistance. Just like any...