How fish farmers can increase their profits at the expense of all-powerful fishmongers was the subject of a workshop held recently in Nigeria Fish sellers in Nigeria have been accused by farmers of holding something of a monopoly over fish sales, making it hard for farmers to make a decent profit. As a result feed producer, Aller Aqua organized
With remote robots set to carry out more and more routine tasks and facial-recognition software being applied to salmon, automation is already making waves in aquaculture. But just how far, and how soon, will AI revolutionize the industry?
In several parts of the world from East Asia to West Africa, various types of ants, worms and insects have been popular delicacies. When we see a lot of these animals around us, they do not look like what we would order at a restaurant, but when raised cleanly and prepared with a good recipe, they are some of the tastiest sources of protein.
Farm management is the collective term for various management strategies and methods that are employed to keep a farm productive and profitable. The process of this type of management is often associated with large commercial farms, although many of the same methods can be used with equal success on a small family-owned farm. Depending on the size of the operation, the management process may require the services of a single farm-manager or a group of managers who oversee various aspects of the overall project.
Drones are widely used across many farms now as an affordable way to take care of complex farm jobs. Whether it is saving a farmer considerable amounts of time searching for livestock or monitoring crops, there are many practical applications to using a drone on your farm
Drought Survival Tips Drought can be as tough on the grower as it is on your trees. Because the weather is out of our control, we can end up feeling powerless. After crying in a beer or two with your neighbor — especially if you rely heavily on state and/or federal water that at press time just isn’t coming — it’s time to dust yourself and figure out what you can do. Here are some helpful prescriptions. You won’t be cured — only Mother Nature can do that — but you’ll feel a little bit better.
Weeds are crops that grow where they are not wanted. Their presence affects the growth and performance of target crops. They compete for resources and act as disease hosts. Weeds need to be controlled before and soon after, they start sprouting. Despite all the advancements in weed control, farmers still find it challenging to effectively control weeds. There are various methods to control weeds that will be discussed in detail in this article.
Now, the agricultural sector is on an economic rebound, attracting lots of entrepreneurs and government interest which is vital in terms of fundraising for mega projects. It gives grounds for assuming that the amount of the companies involved in agriculture would be reduced within the next few years, while the volume of assets of the remaining participants would be growing up.
Weeds compete with corn for light, nutrients, and water, especially during the first 3 to 5 weeks following emergence of the crop. It is important to control weeds in a cornfield before they are 6 to 8 inches high, which is when they begin to impact corn yields. Late-season weed infestations do not reduce corn yield nearly as much as early weed competition; however, weeds at this time can harbor destructive insect pests such as thrips, which can vector Fusarium ear rot, and armyworms, which can defoliate corn. Weeds also reduce silage feed quality, slow harvesters by causing wheel slippage […]
The challenges foreseen in agriculture as far as the need to double food supply is concerned are now putting agricultural sustainability at par with ensuring food security. There is a need for a resource efficient global food system that takes into consideration the aspect of sustainability. For example, if you are struggling to ensure efficiency in how you use water in your farm, ways of reducing soil erosion and ensuring minimum degradation, or even minimizing energy input, you are not alone. Every farmer all over the work hopes to achieve all these and other goals at the minimum possible cost. […]
Farm equipment are valued assets for people or companies in agricultural production. They help minimize costs while maximizing on profits. Tracking devices TractorPal and LiveView GPS protect these expensive investments from theft as well as minimizing wear and tear on these machines to extend its duration of operation. Besides keeping your machines safe, there is so much useful information your tracker can provide which will save you the time of recording it manually.
Superweeds are becoming a big problem all over the world, especially with intensive farmers who love to use new chemicals and tech to make farming more efficient. But the more herbicide-resistant weeds that grow, the less efficient we can be at farming.
Farming has developed extensively since the advent of the Agrarian Revolution. New farming methods and equipment have been invented which has made farming easier and more profitable. The revolution experienced in farming progressed in various stages from hand labor, animal labor, farm machinery, satellite navigation to drones. This has resulted in farming practices that use fewer resources and produce maximum yields. It has also brought about advanced methods of crop pest detection.
The agricultural market in Nigeria has had some crazy ups and devastating downs over the past few decades… this instability has knocked some farms straight off the map, but you’ll still find farmers staying profitable in hard times. How do they do it? Below we cover 5 great tips that you can utilize in your farm management plans. To see yield improvement and balance the farm books no matter what turn the market takes next will truly see you regarded as a master farmer manager! Follow these 5 tips that have produced some fantastic results for farmers over the past […]