Planting for rain-fed agriculture is commonly done during the long rain season (March–May) and the short rain season (September–November). It is very important that farmers are ready to plant before the rains start. This is because, with the change in climate, rains have become unpredictable, and we want to make use of every drop of water. In this episode, we give you the steps to follow to ensure that you are ready.
Title: Soil Fertility
Any successful farming operation must have healthy soil. So, what is soil? Also, how does it lose its quality, and how can a farmer improve it? listen in!
Title: Top Dressing
About four to six weeks after planting, it's important to top dress your crops with a nitrogen rich fertilizer. Nitrogen is important when it comes to forming healthy leaves, which in turn help your crop grow well. Welcome to listen in as we discuss the topic of top dressing. Here you can watch the current Series of Shamba Shape Up:
Title: Crop Pests
Pests can cause total loss if not managed on time. There are so many different types of pests that attack crops, and this forms the basis of our discussion in this episode. Listen in to learn how to manage the insect pests.
Title: Crop Diseases
Time to unmask the threat of crop diseases! Crop diseases reduce the quality and quantity of yields. Listen as we highlight how to identify and manage common diseases that attack crops.
Title: Harvesting & Storage
Did you know 30% to 40% of harvested produce is lost due to poor handling? Listen in to find out ways to handle your produce better and cut down on those losses.
Title: Animal Health & Hygiene
Listen to the Animal Health & Hygiene Podcast for expert tips and practical advice on keeping your livestock healthy and happy. Learn about disease prevention and best practices for top-notch farm animal care.
Title: Chicken health & hygiene
Welcome to listen to our chicken health and hygiene episode for expert insights on maintaining optimal health and hygiene in your flock. From disease prevention to coop cleanliness, discover essential tips for happy and thriving chickens!
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