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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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Finger Millet – A Socio-Agrocereal- “A More than Food Crop”

By Dr Steve Kada As we approach the rainfall season, the day to day topical discussion on various crops to ensure sustainable food security is …

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Important Considerations- Walking and Behaviours of Ostriches, Chickens and Turkeys in Captivity

By Prof. Ross Gordon Cooper Ostriches, chickens and turkeys are principally terrestrial, although they are certainly capable of great speed particularly during avoidance and defensive …

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Social Initiatives- Community Gardening at Blue Gums Farm

By Vimbai Ruvengo A fundamental aspect of community gardening is that it is a shared endeavour, often from the very conception of the project to the management …

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