how to prepare yourself as a farmer , and what to do when floods...

Floods can impact animal health as well as human health. Make plans for your livestock and horses in the event you will need to evacuate your farm.Before a FloodsMaintain an inventory.□ Keep a current list of all animals on...
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A completely automated Farm – technology – relax and harvest only

Having zero green thumbs, I get a little excited each time I hear about a technological advancement in farming that could help people like me successfully grow our own food. A few years back, we reported on the open-source...

Managing Floods – farm preparation and clean up

Floods can be devastating for farmers. They can also present a health risk for people and animals. Preparing your farm for flood may help to reduce some of the damage.Make sure you have a flood plan:Have 1-2 weeks of...

Mystery of the red maize – what you need to know

Blue corn (also known as Hop maize) is a variety of flint maize grown in Mexico and the Southwestern United States, particularly in the states and New Mexico. It is one of the main types of corn used for the traditional...

Zimbabwe’s new agricultural entrepreneurs II: Poultry

Broiler production has really taken off in the new resettlements. This is on the back of a growth of poultry production more broadly in the country. This has seen a significant rebound as the poultry industry has restructured from...

companies prepare for 2017 tobacco marketing season

Zimbabwe’s tobacco marketing season will begin next month, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (Timb) has said, a move expected to inject foreign currency into the economy. by business reporter In a notice yesterday, TIMB said: “All stakeholders are advised that...

Methods Of Fertilizer Application

Methods Of Fertilizer Application  In order to get maximum benefit from manures and fertilizers, they should not only be applied in proper time and in right manner but any other aspects should also be given careful consideration. Different soils react...

Cyclone to hit southern Zimbabwe

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) said yesterday that tropical Cyclone Dineo was approaching Matabeleland South, Masvingo and Manicaland, where heavy winds and torrential rains were expected to pound towns and villages in these provinces starting today till Monday. “The areas...

Zimbabwe faces a new threat from an invasion of red locusts that attack maize...

Zimbabwe faces a new threat from an invasion of red locusts that attack maize and wheat amid fears the insects could greatly reduce this year’s yields. The country is expecting a bumper harvest following heavy rains after an El-Niño induced...