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Crop Focus

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VEGETABLES TO GROW IN WINTER

It is always important as a Farmer to know what vegetables are all year round grown, cool season and summer . However, this article will focus on cool seasonal vegetables.

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HOW TO GROW CHINESE CABBAGE

Chinese cabbage is a hardy biennial grown as an annual. Chinese cabbage has broad, thick, tender leaves and heavy midribs. There are several variees of Chinese cabbage some are loose head and some are ght headed; plants grow from 15 to 18 inches tall.

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HOW TO GROW WHEAT

THE most common crops that a lot of farmers plant in this country are maize, groundnuts, beans, cassava, sweet potatoes and many more.

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SUNFLOWER PRODUCTION

Sunflower is a potential oil crop; the oil content of the seed is 25% to 50% depending on the variety.

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GROWING CABBAGES FROM SOWING TO HARVEST

For lots of gardeners a vegetable plot isn't complete without that ever-dependable staple: cabbage! Shredded into a slaw, stir-fried, steamed or baked, there's not much you can't do with cabbage.

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CASSAVA HARVESTING

CASSAVA roots should be harvested at peak of maturity or at the right age, size and tenderness required for fresh market (use of roots as a snack or home cooking). Fully matured cassava roots should be harvested for processing.

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HOW TO GROW CUCUMBERS

CRUNCHY cucumbers, fresh from the garden are in a league of their own, so if you’re wondering whether to grow them or not, the answer should be a resounding ‘yes’!

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BANANA BATCH TOP VIRUS DISEASE COMPELS FARMERS IN CHIRUNDU DISTRICT TO UPROOT BANANAS IN FIELDS

Banana Batch Top Virus disease that broke out at Kapululila Irrigation Scheme in Chirundu district has compelled farmers to consider uprooting all the affected banana fields in the scheme.

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THE BEST WAY TO PLANT SWEET POTATOES

Sweet potatoes thrive in loose, friable soils, particularly fertile sandy loams while performing poorly in clay and stony soils.

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ZAMBIA’S GROWING AGRIC POTENTIAL

Zambia covers 75 million hectares (752,000 km2), out of which 58 percent (42 million hectares) is classified as medium-to high-potential for agriculture production.