Planting

Agricultural Science

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 consider in timing planting.b The rainfall pattern/moisture condition of the soil. Type of crop to be planted. Soil type. Market demand. Prevalence of pests and diseases. Weed control. Timely planting

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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 include the following: (a) Breaking the seed dormancy. Some seeds undergo a dormancy period between maturity and the time they sprout. The dormancy period is the stage whereby a seed

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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 to the soil conditions, temperatures and amount of rainfall in the area. There are many varieties of maize, for example, which are suitable to different ecological conditions. Hybrid 622f or

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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 new plants. Plant parts such as leaves, roots or stems can be used for planting as long as they are capable of rooting. Advantages of using vegetative materials for planting.

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