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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...

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...

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...

Tobbaco curing -what usually goes wrong

In an attempt to get the golden leaf onto the market now that the tobacco marketing season is upon us, most tobacco farmers are in frantic efforts to cure their tobacco and join the queue at the floors. Having...
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production of Sweet potatoes  as a commercial crop in Zimbabwe

Over the years the production of Sweet potatoes (Ipomea batatas) as a commercial crop in Zimbabwe has been increasing due to its numerous advantages as compared to other root and tuber crops. The crop has minimal input requirements yet yields...

Local Agric App Released maxiFARM : a feed formulation app that calculates mixing ratios...

maxiFARM is a feed formulation app that calculates mixing ratios for your livestock feed ingredients. You can formulate your own livestock feed for any livestock using any suitable ingredients. It comes pre-loaded with data for 32 livestock diets and...