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Starting Edible Mushroom business in Nigeria

Mushrooms belong to the phylum basidiomycetes. It is known for its antioxidant effect and its ability to help obese patients lose weight. The cultivation of mushroom involves four steps namely; Grain preparation Mycelium tissue culture Mother spawn production Spawn multiplication and Production of mushroom from …

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Oil palm seedling and nursery management

Oil palm is a gross feeder plant that requires more nutrients than other average plants. It requires an annual rainfall of 2000mm. Optimum yield can be obtained in areas with a maximum average temperature of 29-33oC and a minimum average temperature of 22-24 o C. …

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Rural Livelihood in Nigeria

Have you ever been to a Nigerian village or let me say a staunch farm settlement? It is interesting to see and experience farmers’ lifestyles, the food, houses, work routine, and dressing, activities, or jobs they engage in living in their communities. After visiting and …

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Types of rural Livelihood in Nigeria

The major occupation of those residing in Nigerian rural communities is farming. However, there are other types of farmers who don’t reside in the local communities which will be discussed in this write-up. In the last post, I provided an insight into the rural livelihood …

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Establishing a Cocoa plantation in Nigeria

I’m motivated to write this article based on my experience and feedback from investors who ventured into cocoa production over the last 5 years. I noticed that existing cocoa farmers and their plantation continues to flourish and develop (though at a low yield). However, there …

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Maximizing Oil palm Yield with less Fertilizer

Oil palm is a gross feeder crop that demands a balance of micro and macronutrients for plant growth for a newly planted crop. After fertilizer application, plant roots take up little concentration while the remaining are loss through; volatilization, leaching, soil erosion, and surface runoff. …

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Fertilizer Management in Oil palm

We have always been telling our clients that 70 percent of oil palm production cost goes to fertilizer application but if the reverse is the case on your farm or you have not been achieving this on your farm, there might be an internal problem. …

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