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Vegetable planting guide part 12: Peeling the layers off onion farming

Evidence suggests that onions have been part of the human diet for over 5 000 years. This means that it may have been one of the first cultivated crops. Knowing this, a quote by American cooking teacher, Julia Child, rings true: “It’s hard to imagine society without onions.” The[...]

Vegetable planting guide Part 9: Sunflowers

The sunflower, Helianthus annus L., is one of the few crop species that can be traced back to North America, despite reports that it originated in the Fertile Crescent, Asia, or in South or Central America. Most likely, it was used as a "camp flower" by several western Native[...]

Mechanise with versatile implements that maximise output and optimise your soil preparation

Profits rise when plants are provided with perfect soil conditions in which to thrive. Therefore, proper soil preparation is an important part of crop farming. The process of preparing the soil and establishing crops is highly complex and unique to each farm. It is based on a wide range[...]

By Specialist Writer|23rd September 2020|Categories: Articles, Mechanisation, Zambia|Tags: , |

Soil preparation: Seize the big window of opportunity this planting season!

Opinion piece by Dr Ben Ngwene, AGCO While the Southern African region endures a persisting drought that started back in October 2018, planting season 2019 is fast approaching. Farmers have to make crucial decisions on how to recover from last season’s double-digit decline in crop harvests. Land preparation is[...]

By Specialist Writer|24th October 2019|Categories: Zambia|Tags: , |
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