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  Safe herbicide for cucumber, pepper and watermelon?
Posted by: Sendrix - 09-15-2017, 02:06 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (2)

Hello all. After these plants have grown to a reasonable height, which pre-emergence herbicide can i use that will not cause disaster? Weeding manually is tiring.

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  Best Planting Season for Cucumber in Nigeria?
Posted by: Sendrix - 09-15-2017, 02:02 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (2)

Hello fellow entreprenuers, my interest in crop farming is growing and I'll to plant some cucumbers. When is the best time to start?

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  What's so special about green houses?
Posted by: Sendrix - 09-15-2017, 01:49 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (5)

Why spend so much on a greenhouse when one can still plant something outside and still succeed? I don't think we that live in the tropics need it. What do you guys think?

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  How does boom sprayers get fungicides to reach undersides of leaves
Posted by: Sendrix - 09-15-2017, 01:46 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (2)

Since I read about the importance of covering the entire plant surfaces when using contact fungicides like mancozeb, I have been wondering how boom sprayers will achieve that. Doing it manually is a task unimaginable if you have 100s or 1000s of plants. Pls how can it be achieved?

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  How can I Identify Achatina Achatina and Archachatina Marginata Snails?
Posted by: Sendrix - 09-15-2017, 01:24 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (1)

I have plans to set up a big snail farm. From what I’ve read, the achatina achatina snails are more prolific than archachatina marginata. So I’ll like to stock the former. How do I identify which is which?

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  Armyworm Chemical Control
Posted by: Henlus - 09-15-2017, 12:56 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (3)

Around 2016, my area experienced massive infestation by armyworm. It seemed to be a national problem since newpapers bear the news. To control them use these insecticides: diazinon (acephate), alpha cypermethrin (pyrethroid), chlorpirifos (organophosphate), diflubenzuron (insect growth regulator), trichlorfon (acephate), chlorantraniliprole (ryanoids, 28), spinetoram (5), emamectin benzoate (avermectin), indoxacarba (oxadiazine) and lambda cyhalothrin (pyrethroid, 3).


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  Is it possible to use plastic mulch without drip irrigation?
Posted by: Henlus - 09-15-2017, 10:23 AM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (2)

Manual weed control is back-breaking and painfully slow. It is also very costly. I like the idea of controlling weeds with plastic mulch but everything read say that a source of water should be installed under the mulch since it is impermeable. But I can't afford to install any of those. Does anyone have a brilliant idea on how to irrigate the plant without installing drip irrigation? I'll appreciate ur ideas. Thanks.

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  How effective is potassium permanganate against cucumber diseases?
Posted by: John@ - 09-04-2017, 08:36 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (4)

I've been trying to find some facts about this to no avail. All I found was that potassium permanganate is a fungicide and bactericide that can be used against oidium, fusarium ( cucurbit family), peronospora, verticulium (solanaceae family), phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grape vine. Pls does anyone have additional info about this? Tnks.

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  Are There Tumeric Farmers in Nigeria
Posted by: Trimex - 09-03-2017, 09:01 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (4)

Tumeric have a lot of health benefits not only to man, but to our chickens and livestock also. A little research showed me that it can grow in nigeria! But I've hardly seen it being sold in the market. Where can I buy one to plant?

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  Plant Water Requirement Question: What does 1 inch of water mean?
Posted by: Trimex - 09-03-2017, 08:57 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (4)

Hello fellow farmers. Pls pardon my ignorance. Whenever I read about some crops, they normally mention something like "1 inch of water" as water requirement for the crop. In simple, clear language can someone explain this to me? Thanks in advance.

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  Difference Between Banana and Plantain Tree
Posted by: Trimex - 09-03-2017, 08:48 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (3)

Good day everyone. I don't know if anyone have ever thought of this. Banana and plantain trees look exactly the same! Is there any way to differentiate them?

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  How Much Fertilizer Per Cucumber Plant?
Posted by: John@ - 08-27-2017, 07:12 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (5)

When I planted some cucumbers for experimental purpose, I did not know how much fertilizer to apply, so I used 1 handfull for 2 plants. They grew well but I don't know if I over-fertilized and wasted fertilizer. Your help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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  How Many Cucumbers Should I Expect from A Single Plant?
Posted by: John@ - 08-27-2017, 07:06 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (3)

Pls Who knows? I've not had the time to experiment on this. At least with this valuable info we can estimate the number of bags to get from 1 plot of land.

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  Where can I Get Fruit Fly Protein Attractant?
Posted by: John@ - 08-26-2017, 08:25 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (5)

I have experienced a lot of damage from fruit flies and I've seen them perching on my cuke fruits. One very effective way to get rid of them is by using a protein attractant mixed with an insecticide. The idea is that the females need protein-rich feed before they can mature and start laying eggs. By poisoning these protein attractants, you can kill alot of females and minimize their damage. Will protein rich foods like milk, meat, soybean meal etc do the job? Is their any diy protein attractant recipe I can use?

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  Best Time to Apply Fungicides?
Posted by: John@ - 08-26-2017, 07:41 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (11)

My experience with gtowing crops like cucumber and watermelon has been a disaster because I didn't applied fungicides to control diseases. And one bad thing is that these diseases normally take hold during periods of constant rainfall and drizzles. So I'm wondering if fungicides will be helpful under such condition. Who knows how I can effectively apply fungicides to control diseases?

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  Which Pre-emergence Herbicide 4 Cucumber Farm?
Posted by: John@ - 08-26-2017, 07:32 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (6)

Hello all, which pre-emergence herbicide can I use in a cucumber farm that will have no effect on germinated cucumber plants?

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  where to buy stevia cuttings in nigeria?
Posted by: FarmKing - 08-22-2017, 08:50 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (4)

Stevia is a safe alternative to sugar. The extract is 300x sweeter than sugar. Healthwise, it has no bad effect on diabetic patience. It can be use to sweeten drinks, baking products, tea etc. All these are interesting. But my headache now is where i can get the cuttings to plant. They said it is better to plant the cuttings than seeds because the seeds hardly germinate and plants grown from seeds tend to have lower sweetness. Pls does anyone know where I can get the cuttings in nigeria? I seriously want to plant it in large quantity.

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  Ripening Unripe Pepper after Freezing?
Posted by: Henlus - 08-22-2017, 09:25 AM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (5)

Good day all. I'm having problem with worm-like creatures that eat my peppers before they ripen. So I'm considering harvesting them when they are mature but still green. Then freeze them for a day or so to kill the worms and then allow them to ripen. Can they still ripen after freezing?

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  How Do I Use Atrazine Herbicide in Corn Farm?
Posted by: Manihot - 08-20-2017, 07:11 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (4)

A lady I knew used atrazine in her farm where she planted maize, cassava and some cucumbers and she complained about poor growth. How is it used?

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  What and what Should I Consider before Building and Poultry House?
Posted by: Trimex - 08-20-2017, 07:03 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (3)

Building pen for poultry no be small expense oo. Pls house I'll need advice to avoid story that touch.

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