If you’re looking for a way to prepare your soil for planting by eliminating weeds and pests that are easy and affordable, consider solarization. This method involves several steps: watering, covering the area with clear plastic, and then using the captured heat from the sun to bake the soil.
What am I doing wrong? This is a question that every poultry farmer asks when their chickens are not laying enough eggs. If this is you, you’re probably looking for solutions right now. I feel your pain and hope this article helps you solve your production challenges.
With the amount of rain we’ve received lately, you could be looking for a solution to save your farm from waterlogging. You may even have been expecting and praying for high rainfall this season for the proper growth of your crops. But, it seems the blessings are too much for the crops to handle.
Most small-scale farmers in Zambia grow maize. In fact, Zambia is a country whose economic growth largely depends on the export of maize. With maize being the staple food of the country and the centre of export, we have more farmers venturing into the production of this crop now more than ever. So, how do… Read More Simple Techniques to Increase Maize Yield for Higher Profits
The effect of heat stress on farmers and their businesses cannot be overemphasized. If not prevented or treated, poultry heat stress alone can cause a high mortality rate leading to a great loss.
It’s the hot season again! That time of the year when poultry farmers face challenges in managing their flocks. During this season there is a high mortality rate among chickens as a result of heat stress.
Most Zambians have vegetable gardens at home. Did you know that preparing your vegetable garden soil is an important first step to successfully growing your own food? You can’t have healthy, productive veggies without rich soil that allows the roots to grow deep enough to soak up nutrients. Here are a few things you need to do… Read More How to prepare the soil for a vegetable garden
Chickens are one of the most common livestock. They are also among the farm animals with the shortest lifespan of all. A hen is an adult female chicken mostly known for its role in egg laying, hatching, and breeding. Because of this, farmers and poultry owners pay more attention to the well-being and life span… Read More Lifespan of a hen
Hello farmers, we’re here with common questions we’ve been getting about growing cabbage. This is a follow-up article from “A guideline to growing cabbage.” If you have not read that already please click here to go to that article. Here is a list of frequently asked questions about cabbage growing.
Unlike dogs and other domesticated animals, cats will always have a natural wild side. Just because they spend hours lounging beside a sunny window does not mean that cats won’t go after your feathered animals. Hunting is their primary purpose, therefore, cats may well be attracted to the lively frolics that a flock of chickens… Read More How To Protect Your Chickens From Cats