Maize is one of the most widely cultivated agricultural products not just in Nigeria, but in the world. However, it is also very susceptible to weed infestation as they compete for sunlight, water and nutrients especially in the first 3 to 6 weeks of germination. It is during this period that the utmost focus should be placed on weed control. When maize is grown, it can successfully choke out the weeds.
Plantain also has huge export potential, can be eaten raw when ripe, fried to make plantain chips, processed to make plantain flour, serves as industrial raw materials for the creation of sanitary pads, fabrics and also for the food and beverage industry for making baby foods, biscuits, bread and cakes. With all these benefits and opportunities, here are the steps you can take to get into this relatively easy business of plantain farming:
Though it is a common occurrence to find insects, rodents or vertebrates on cassava farms, some pose a serious threat to farm yields, as well as affect the soil. These insects and rodents, commonly called pests, feed on and wreak havoc on cassava leaves, stems, and even young cassavas. Below are some biological tips and pest control techniques for cassava farming.