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Farmers warned to be on the oookout for dry weather pests

“As the temperatures begin to rise, pests become more active, feeding on crops, hence farmers should be on the lookout for these pests,” he said.Farmers must be wary of pests that thrive with rising temperatures that are being recorded,...

THE Meteorological Services Department will announce its agro-based weather forecast for the 2018 /19...

THE Meteorological Services Department will announce its agro-based weather forecast for the 2018 /19 agricultural season at the end of this month or the beginning of next month, head of the public weather service Mr Tich Zinyemba has said. He...

More Cold And Rain Expected ‘ Warns Met Dept

The Zimbabwean Meteorological Services Department has reportedly urged the public to brace themselves for at least two more days of biting cold and rain. According to reports, the forecaster on duty, Ebedia Hodera, confirmed that the cold weather was set to continue today...

Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) has warned that there is an increased probability of...

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) has warned that there is an increased probability of drought inducing El Niño weather conditions recurring in southern Africa including Zimbabwe during the upcoming 2018/2019 agricultural season. During the 2015/2016 period, the region...

Did you know that Baobab trees have more than 100 uses?

The African baobab is a remarkable species. Not only because of its size and lifespan but also in the special way it grows multiple fused stems. In the space between these stems (called false cavities) bark grows, which is...

Zinwa Water Agreement: a must read for irrigation farmers

What is a water abstraction agreement? A water abstraction agreement is a contract that any person, entity or organisation who needs a reservation for their use of   raw water from Zinwa managed or State dams enters into with Zinwa for...

Stampede for Mopani Worms rocks Gwanda

The outbreak of mopani worms has continued to see hundreds of people flocking into Matabeleland South Province to harvest the commodity either to feed their families or sell to urban markets as well as outside the country. The Forestry Commission...

National Dams levels report as at 11 September 2017

DAM NAME FULL SUPPLY CAPACITY CURRENT CAPACITY % FULL (millions of cubic metres) (millions of cubic metres) Kariba 64800.00 32365.3 49.9 Tokwe Mukorsi 1802.6 1268 70.3 Mutirikwi 1378.08 541.178 39.3 Manyame 480.23 459.654 95.7 Osborne 401.64 330.972 82.4 Mazvikadei 343.815 330.878 96.2 Manyuchi 309.06 281.503 91.1 Manjirenji 274.17 256.693 93.6 Sebakwe 265.733 233.187 87.8 Chivero 247.18 221.825 89.7 Insiza 173.49 163.768 94.4 Zhovhe 130.46 115.352 88.4 Siya 105.45 105.049 99.6 Inyankuni 74.52 59.241 79.5 Mtshabezi 51.99 51.807 99.6 Upper Ncema 43.57 41.721 95.7 Mzingwane 42.17 35.784 84.8 Mazowe 39.35 36.761 93.4 Bubi-Lupane 39.09 33.655 86.1 Silalabuhwa 23.22 19.619 84.5 Lower Ncema 14.87 6.872 46.2 Harava 9.02 7.207 79.8 Upper Insiza 7.81 5.388 68.9 Seke 3.38 1.859 55.0

Zimbabwe to experience the coldest temperature as yet

Zimbabwe to experience the coldest temperature as yet The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) yesterday warned that the country will experience the coldest weather so far this year with temperatures expected to fall to seven degrees Celsius from yesterday to Monday.   In a...

The Meteorological Services Department warns of harsh winter season

HARARE – The Meteorological Services Department (Met) has warned of a harsh and biting winter this year. In a forecast yesterday, meteorologist Chenai Sithole advised that those travelling must be weather alert in order to protect themselves from vagaries of the weather. “Mornings and...

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