Your library for fresh produce production

Need some advice and information on vegetable farming? Look no further, we compiled all of the fresh produce articles produced on Africanfarming.com  so far in this one post, so you can have all the information in one place. Horticulture: Grow vegetables in a tyre garden Creative and practical, South African musician…

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Poultry production: Feeding the modern broiler

Small- to medium-sized poultry producers should keep a close eye on production costs - particularly on how much feed, and what type, they’re using – without compromising optimal nutrition. Feed is one of a poultry producer’s biggest expenses, contributing 60% to 70% of total broiler production costs. Although feed prices…

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Fresh produce: Guidelines for planting seeds and seedlings

Once the soil and beds have been prepared, you can begin sowing seeds and planting seedlings. Organic grower Jane Griffiths shares her tips and techniques. A vegetable farmer’s livelihood depends on a good harvest, so it’s important to ensure seeds and seedlings have the best possible chance of survival. Planting…

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Underground water act could delay boreholes for months

The proposed law to give Zambia’s Water Authority Management Agency (WARMA) the power to regulate underground water usage, will have an adverse effect on farming communities, borehole drillers have warned. Operators interviewed in Lusaka reckoned the new law would increase the turnaround time from one day to a month. “This…

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