This week in farming news

Friday, January 29, 2016

SA poultry flooding Zim 'likely' to be expired:

Mulching, minimum tillage can save Buhera farmers:

Rain-water harvesting and drought resistant crops:

Rising operating costs harm crocodile farming industry in Zimbabwe:

Derive value from goats, farmers urged:

Composting Basics: How to Get Started with Vermicomposting {Worm Composting}

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Worm composting
Image: Shiensumisu via Flickr
Vermicomposting is a fancy name for worm composting (composting using worms). It is another system of composting that you can consider for your farm.

Why vermicompost?

Vermicomposting is an easy, cheap and efficient way of recycling waste into nutrient-rich, high-quality compost (from worm castings, or droppings). Vermicompost is great for regenerating your soil so you can grow healthy plants.

Farming 101:Complete Guide to Growing Cabbage in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Complete Guide to Growing Cabbage in Zimbabwe

Cabbage (brassica oleracea) can be a profitable and good regular crop to grow for cash flow on your farm. It is cheap, fairly easy to grow and has growing local and regional demand.  The increased consumer demand for cabbage is a result of increased health awareness, its diversified uses and low price. If you are a livestock farmer (e.g rabbits, cows) cabbage can also make a good stockfeed.

What you'll learn in this post
  • Choosing your cabbage variety
  • Soil and bed preparation
  • Proper spacing & plant density
  • Tips for cultivating your cabbages
  • Disease and weed identification and prevention
  • Harvesting and marketing your cabbages

Meet the Emerging Farmer: Hopewell Chin'ono

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Journalist and farmer Hopewell Chinono

Hopewell Chin'ono is an international journalist and part-time farmer. He raises goats at his rural home in Murewa. In this interview we talk about his decision to get into farming, choosing to raise Boer goats, investing in his rural home and his advice for other new farmers.


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