Vegetable production: Establishing onions using sets

Direct seeding, sets and transplants can be used to establish onions. Direct seeding, using precision planters, is the preferred system for larger plantings. Transplants are less popular because of the high labour cost. Therefore, although expensive, planting sets can be useful for extending the harvesting season. The information given in…

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Vegetable production: The art of cultivating onions

Question: I would like to start growing onions. Do you have any advice? If dried correctly, onions can be stored after harvest until needed or marketed at a time when prices favour the grower. Onions (Allium cepa L.) have been used as food for centuries. They are an important vegetable…

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Once the onions have been lifted, they should not stay on the ground for too long.

Young Mazabuka farmer, Stanford Mweemba, leaps ahead

The youngest son to be born into a farming family in Mazabuka in the Southern Province, Stanford Mweemba (24) is building on the family legacy and taking the farm a level up into the commercial sector. Stanford's two older brothers were not keen on farming and Stanford says his father…

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