Hydroponic farming: Shaping your tomato plants

There are a number of benefits to shaping tomato plants by pruning and trellising. Shaping tomato plants will enhance air circulation and ventilation, optimise space and sunlight, improve growth balance between roots, leaves and fruit, and make the most of your working space. PRUNING Pruning simply means the removal of…

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Creativity helps Ugandan farmer bloom on 1 acre

It is believed that successful farming requires a lot of land, but Ugandan veterinarian and farmer Dr. Emma Naluyima believes that with creativity you can build a productive farm on a small piece of land. Emma divided her 1 acre (0.4 hectare) piece of land into 4 quarters. On the…

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Tomato prices shoot up in Zambia

The price of tomatoes in Zambia soared to K290 per box from a low of K120. The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) attributed the increase to scarcity of the crop as a result of diseases and high input costs. ‚ÄúThere is a low supply as most farmers suffered losses due…

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