Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops throughout the year, or from one year to the next, in order to improve soil fertility, control pests, and a variety of other benefits. Most small-scale Zambian farmers are seasonal farmers, therefore, do not practice crop rotation. They use pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides.
You wake up at the crack of dawn to work on your farm, the fall of dusk, every day. The weather also has its own plans and seems to be against you. Sometimes you feel like your buyers have made you their prisoner, and you’re working for nothing. Well, you’re not alone! Even though most… Read More 50 Tips for Successful Farming
Soya beans are a type of plant called legumes which have the unique ability to use nitrogen that is in the air. Microorganisms that live on the soya bean roots convert atmospheric nitrogen into a type that the plant can use. The plant then feeds the microorganism. When the plant decays, the nitrogen that has… Read More Frequently asked questions about soya beans
Welcome to 2021! We were all hopeful that things would get better, but the pandemic seems to be getting worse. Well, we’re still hopeful and we can’t sit wallowing in self-pity. All we can do is take all the necessary precautions to protect ourselves and those close to us from Covid-19. If you haven’t already,… Read More Stay home, stay safe and start a vegetable garden
We all employ people to take some of the workload off our shoulders. However, things don’t always go as planned. That one farm worker who looked very hardworking during the job interview can easily turn into being something the most lazy farm worker.
Now that the farming season is in full swing, the line between work and life has probably become blurry or nonexistent. Well, it can be so easy to drown yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally into your projects that you forget about yourself. It happens to most of us when we’re so focused on getting work… Read More Life as a farmer
Sure, you love to farm. After all, you wouldn’t be doing it if you didn’t. Everything seems to be going perfectly well. You’re operating on all cylinders and getting everything done quickly. You never say no to anything and take on all projects without hesitation. In other words, you’re unstoppable. Until one day, it hits you… Read More Avoid burnout this farming season
We all know how important it is to conserve wildlife. However, when many people hear the sss word, their “conserve wildlife” stand, literally sits. Most of us fear snakes. It actually makes me wonder why Eve gave a snake an ear in the Garden of Eden. Do snakes really want to confront you? Is it… Read More Why Snakes Are Called A Farmer’s Friend
This morning I read on the Zambezi river authority website that the water levels at Kariba went down another 9cms bringing the level to 479.54m and the lowest level capacity to generate power was stated as 475.50m. This news caused me as an emerging farmer to think beyond my cup of coffee and start analysing… Read More Looming Water Crisis – How are you preparing as a farmer?
4.7815 Hectares of land for sale in Lusaka West near Kacheta primary school on title. (No demarcations) 10 km from the main road. Price: K800,000 Serious buyers only – Email: [email protected] to arrange for viewing.