Tomato Farming Step Four: Disease Prevention and Control

Tomatoes are prone to a so many diseases and pests, including viral, bacterial and fungal assailants. Keeping your plants healthy goes along way in helping prevent disease. Start by planting disease resistant-varieties. Training and trellising helps maintain airflow and keeps the fruit off the ground where the disease spores hide. Minimize Irrigation: Tomato plants have surprisingly …

Tomato Farming Step Two: Transplanting

Once the seeds have germinated, allow about extra 5 days for the sprout out. Before transplanting your seedlings there are two things you need to do: hardening off and soil preparation. Hardening Off “Hardening off” tomato seedlings means gradually introducing them to the outdoors. This should happen over a 10-day period. Acclimating tomato seedlings to …

Basics things you Need to Start Tomato Farming in Nigeria

Tomato seeds are almost usually started indoors (whether in a greenhouse or a sunny window ledge) and then transplanted to beds once they have at least a few leaves and an established root system. Starting seeds indoors is optional with many vegetables, but tomato seeds need a constant soil temperature of at least 60 degrees, …

Improving Broiler bone strength through nutrition

Incidence of leg weakness and broken bones is a serious problem in the poultry industry worldwide and causes huge economic loss each year. Modern broilers grow three to four times faster than previous generations. How can producers ensure that birds develop adequate bone strength through nutrition? Inappropriate nutrition, management, and environmental factors can have an …