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PLANTING – TYPES, DEFINITION, ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES

What is planting?. Planting is the placement of the planting material in the soil for the purpose of regeneration in order to produce more of…

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CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMAL FEEDS

This is based on nutrient composition: Feed additives. Roughages Are feeds of low available nutrients per unit weight and high fibre content Examples: Dry roughages,…

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LIVESTOCK DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS – BETTER EXPLAINATION

What is Livestock Digestion?. Livestock Digestion is the process through which food is broken down into small particles in the alimentary canal ready for absorption…

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COMPUTATION OF LIVESTOCK RATIONS – AMAZING TOPIC

Ration Is the amount of food that will provide essential nutrients to an animal in a 24 hour period. To enable that animal to meet…

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LIVESTOCK NUTRITION – SUPERB EXPLAINATION

Introduction Livestock nutrition: Livestocks are fed for the purpose of production and body maintenance. The edible material given to animals is called food. It is…

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LIVESTOCK HEALTH (PARASITES) – WELL DETAILED

Introduction What is a parasite? A Parasite is an organism which obtains its livelihood from another organism (host) which suffers damage. Parasitism is the association…

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AMAZING LIVESTOCK HEALTH – WELL DETAILED

Introduction Livestock Health is the state of the body in which all the organs and systems are normal and functioning normally. Disease is any deviation…

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CARROTS & ONIONS (DAUCUS CAROTA) – BETTER EXPLAINATION

DAUCUS (CAROTA CARROTS) & ONIONS (ALLIUM CEPA) – BETTER EXPLANATION Daucus Carota carrots is a root vegetable grown in the cool areas of Kenya. It…

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CABBAGE – VARIETIES, PEST CONTROL & REQUIREMENTS

CABBAGE – VARIETIES, PEST CONTROL, ECOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS & DISEASE CONTROL Cabbage is a leaf vegetable related to other brassica crops such as kales, cauliflower, Chinese…

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STORAGE – WELL EXPLAINED

What is storage. Storage is to prevent spoilage, make the produce available for future use, to await good market prices. Requirements for proper store are:…

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FIELD PRACTICES – PROPERLY EXPLAINED

FIELD PRACTICES – CROP ROTATION, MULCHING, ROUTING FIELD PRACTICES & HARVESTING Introduction Field practices are activities carried out on the field to facilitate proper growth…

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TYPES OF NURSERIES – VEGETABLE, TREE, GRAFTING

Nurseries: We have different types of nurseries and they are vegetable nurseries, tree nurseries, grafting nurseries and layering nurseries. The types of nurseries are well…

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BEST NURSERY PRACTICES

Introduction Planting materials are either planted directly in a seedbed or indirectly through a nursery bed. A seedbed is a piece of land which could…

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SEED RATE – WELL EXPLAINED

Seed rate is the amount of seeds to be planted in a given unit area governed by ultimate crop stand which is desired. The objective…

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CROP SPACING – WELL DETAILED

It is the distance of plants between and within the rows. Correct spacing for each crop has been established as shown in table below. Crop…

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TIME OF PLANTING – WELL EXPLAINED

INTRODUCTION Time of planting or sowing is influenced by the type of crop to be planted and the environmental conditions of the area. Factors to…

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PREPARATION OF PLANTING MATERIALS

After the planting materials are selected they are prepared in different ways before they are planted. Some of the methods used to prepare planting materials…

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SELECTION OF PLANTING MATERIALS

Introduction When selecting materials for planting the following factors must be considered: Suitability to the ecological conditions The selected planting materials should be well adapted…

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FACTORS AFFECTING ROOTING OF CUTTINGS

Temperature: for the cuttings to produce roots warm temperatures are required around the root zone while cool temperatures are important for the aerial part of the…

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VEGETATIVE MATERIALS

VEGETATIVE MATERIALS – ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND PLANT PARTS These are plant parts which have the ability to produce roots, they grow and develop in to…

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