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Honey Produced in Forests and Meadows

What is forest honey? There are two ways to use the term “Forest Honey”. Forest honey is a type of honey produced by bees by collecting nectar from a diverse […]

What is urban agriculture

What is urban agriculture?

Urban agriculture, defined as the activity of food production within or around the boundaries of an urban area, could be a way of increasing food production by making use of […]

Augmenting the Role of Innovation for Sustainable Agri-food Systems

Prelude It is estimated that the global population’s growth is expected to reach near 10 billion by 2050 (1), and to feed this growing population, global food production needs to […]

Okra Fertilization Requirements

Successful okra production depends on managing different components, with soil fertility being one of the primary considerations. Following soil test recommendations for lime and fertilizer should produce optimum yields under […]

Okra Propagation

Propagation refers to the process of reproducing plants from seeds, cuttings, or other plant parts. In the case of okra, propagation can be done through seeds or cuttings. Here are […]

Soil Preparation and Planting in Okra Farming

Soil Preparation To prepare the soil for okra cultivation, traditional tillage methods such as deep-plowing, disking, and harrowing can be used. Another option is to strip-till where a cool-season cover […]

Okra Water Requirements and Irrigation Systems

Like other vegetable crops, okra can achieve its highest yields when additional irrigation is provided to maintain soil moisture at optimal levels. Providing sufficient water to developing plants is crucial […]

Okra: Harvest, Yield, Storage, and Post-harvest handling

When and How to Harvest Okra? The most important step in any okra operation is harvesting the pods correctly and at the proper time. Harvesting methods vary according to the […]

Okra Pests, Disease and Weed management

How do you control pests in okra? Insects Various insect species can be present in okra plants, but not all are harmful. Aphids and mites can cause damage, but growers […]

Mango: Yield, Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling

Mango yield per hectare – Mango yields per acre Mango trees start producing fruits after the 6th year of their life (3-4 years for grafted mangoes), reaching optimum yields from […]

The most important Mango Diseases

Common Diseases Affecting Mango Throughout its lifespan, mango can suffer from numerous diseases that affect plant parts such as the trunk, branches, twigs, leaves, petioles, flowers, and fruits. These diseases […]

Most Common Pests Affecting Mangoes

Mango trees can be infested by more than 492 species of insects, 17 species of mites, and 26 species of nematodes. Among them, almost a dozen species have been identified […]

Mango tree Fertilization

Mango tree nutritional requirements – Mango Fertilization program Mangoes are deep-rooted and require deep, well-drained soils with a pH of 5.5-6.5. More specifically, in a mango orchard with a plant […]

Okra: History, Nutritional Value, and Plant Information

History “Okra is found in its wild state on the alluvial banks of the Nile and the Egyptians were the first to cultivate it in the basin of the Nile” […]

Mango Water Requirements and Irrigation Systems

When to irrigate Mango trees – How much water a mango tree needs Mango trees need to receive sufficient amounts of water (from rainfalls or irrigation) to reach their yield […]

Planning and Planting a Mango Orchard

Site Selection: Selecting a site for fruit trees is crucial, as the soil quality directly affects the trees’ growth and productivity. The trees can still produce good yields even if the […]

How to cultivate mangos for profit – Mango production – An overview

Many consider mango the “king” of fruits since it is consumed fresh and used in the production of desserts, fruit juices, and marmalades. Additionally, it is also a rich source […]

Mango tree Propagation

To establish a productive mango orchard, a farmer needs first to select carefully the mango variety that is most suitable for the local microclimate and market and then purchase the […]