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Fishing in the diaspora – hooking a large roach (Rutilus rutilus) on a bamboo pole

By Professor Ross G. Cooper Formerly: Department of Physiology, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. E-mail: rgcooperuk@yahoo.com I am a keen angler and have fished all …

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The African sharp-tooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) (Burchell, 1822) – the nutritious protein in Zimbabwe

By Professor Ross G. Cooper Formerly: Department of Physiology, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. E-mail: rgcooperuk@yahoo.com There are 23 species of catfish in Zimbabwe. They …

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The Care of Ducks

By Prof. Ross Gordon Cooper  E-mail: rgcooperuk@yahoo.com Searches for articles in the literature pertinent to the care of ducks revealed 49 papers and two manuals …

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Lucky-beans (mutiti) – a great garden tree

By Prof. Ross G. Cooper Lucky-beans (mutiti) (Erythrina spp.) (Fig.’s 1 & 2) are hard, orange-red seeds that are ejected from a pod usually of …

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Brussel sprouts – festive eats, cultivation & use

By Dr Ross Cooper Brussel sprouts originated in Belgium and have been very successfully grown in Zimbabwe with their maturity and harvesting coinciding with the …

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Artificial Intelligence Helping African Farmers in the Fight Against Locusts

A free tool that will help farmers and pastoralists across Africa to predict and control locust behaviour has been launched. Kuzi, the Swahili name for …

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Season 2020-21 Planting tips- 5 Key factors for increasing PRODUCTIVITY

By Wendy Madzura (Head of Agronomy Seed Co Zimbabwe ltd) Agriculture in Zimbabwe contributes 15 – 18 % of the GDP, with over 70 % …

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Improving Farming Profitability Through Variety Selection

BY TAWANDA MTHINTWA HOVE The current meteorological department season forecast has stimulated lots of enthusiasm amongst farmers. With a forecast of normal to above normal …

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