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Indigenous Poultry Breeding & Management Techniques

BY BEVEN MUNDIDA ‘To be successful in rearing indigenous chickens, farmers have to exercise a high level of management in breeding their chickens’ Many poultry …

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Aquaponic Garden – A Homesteader’s Guide To Set Up

By David Mollatt This article is an introduction to aquaponics with an example of an achievable aquaponic garden that you could set up at home …

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Agricultural Tyres- Minimizing Soil Compaction

By Tyre Zim Working the field with a tractor can be daunting exercise on rainy days. This can keep farmers from entering their fields, and …

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Fish in a Tank- Aquaculture at Serepta Farm, Harare

By Andre Hoffman Tank culture of Tilapia is a better alternative to a pond or cage culture if there is sufficient water and limited land …

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Rainfall Patterns and Forecast- 2020/21 Farming Season Preparedness

By Wendy Madzura, Chief Agronomist A new farming season brings with it new hope to farmers across the country. As the 2020/21 season beacons, the …

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Farmer’s advice: Cooking Up Compost – A Banquet for Your Soil

By Amanda Moyo, Purple Horizon Farm, Kwekwe “Rice, sadza, roast chicken, beef stew…is your mouth watering? Hay, straw, manure, maize stalks, peanut shells, banana peels…well, …

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Beginners Basics-Vermicomposting

By Davidzo Chizhengeni  Vermicompost or worm compost is one of the highest-grade and most nutrient-rich natural fertilizers in the world. Its soil conditioning properties and …

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Herd Improvement- Increasing Dairy Profitability Using Sexed Bull Semen

By Dr. Nathaniel F. Makoni and Eunah Makoni, ABSTCM (Private) Limited Dairy farming is a business and one of the factors contributing to farmers’ profitability …

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