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With a very good onion crop in the ground.  We must now think of bringing the crop to market.We have already sent out notes on onion storage which some of you did not get.  So herewith notes for those of you who did not get the first edition.
1. Storage begins with reaping - before the rain and at the right time of day.  Rain on a reaped onion crop lying in the lands will greatly reduce the shelf life of bulbs and make it much more difficult to store the crop.  At the start of reaping, harvesting teams must be ready,
2. and tractors and trailers fully operational for a slick, fast moving operation.  
With late planted crops and impending rain some growers have resorted to spraying the crops with gramoxone.  This certainly dries off green leaves quickly and seals the necks, but
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Midlands province is proving to be horticultural Hub , you can see for yourself look at the farmers in Kwekwe and Gweru. l had time to interact with farmers , l like their zeal , passion and they are ready to feed the nation. Next stop Zvishavane and Bulawayo. ImageImageImageImage
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1/3 The current very low temperatures and overcast weather can lead to bolting in onions crops. The factors associated with bolting in onions are given below.
Associated with:1.Overcast cool conditions and low temperatures when the bulb is filling. 2.Variety: Select the right Image
2/3 varietal type for the prevailing day length. 3.Critical size of the bulb:The larger the plant the more the rapid is the expansion of the bulb. At 9°C larger plants needs 20 days for bulb filling. At 9°C smaller plants need 80 days for bulb filling. If the bulb is small
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1/3 Onion Irati variety"Game changer" 300 000 plants grown by Mr Chinyadza in his rural home in Murehwa Mash East province.The crop is 75 days old. The crop is coming up very well. @Charter Seeds /Starke Ayres onions are exceptional uniform,they grow at the same pace. Image
2/3 Irati produce highly attractive bulbs and has got good storage capacity. The farmer is very excited with his onion crop.No space is small in Horticulture, utilize the small space of land you have, maximize the small available area.
3/3 Let's feed the nation and the future is bright. #farming #horticulture #Charterseeds
Seeds of success!
@yoAgronomist @corporatefarmg1 @farmbuzz1 @RedSoilFarm
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1/5 A famous chef once said that you need an entire life just to know tomatoes. This is even more true of those involved in producing the crop as new challenges seem to appear every year. Tuta absoluta has a high reproductive capacity with female moths laying up to 300 eggs at a Image
2/5 time . Generation cycles are short, up to 12 per year are possible. This means the danger of resistance to chemicals developing is increased. A spraying program that rotates chemical groups and modes of action is essential to prevent resistance build up. Tips on control.
3/5 The most effective control will be achieved through integration of chemical, biological and cultural means. All infested material must be destroyed either by burning or by deep burial. Crop rotation must be adhered to and weed control regularly and effectively carried out.
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1/3 That's what we want to see from all Horticultural farmers in Zimbabwe or Africa at large to be successful. Our goal as Agronomists is to impart knowledge to farmers. Nothing is impossible in farming as long you follow the correct Agronomic and technical advice. Yesterday I ImageImageImageImage
2/3 visited some farmers in Arcturus and Ruwa Mash East province who grew tomato star 9009 5000 and 20000 plants respectively from Charter Seeds. That's the formula of success our seed + our techniques, and with Charter Seeds you won't go wrong. As Zimbabwe farmers we can grow
3/3 successful crops and feed the nation without importing vegetables. Farm visits are part of our services to our farmers.
#farming #horticulture #Charterseeds
@corporatefarmg1 @yoAgronomist @marsdee2014 @MatiengaMambo @farmbuzz1
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1/4 Fruit cracks are very common, especially on normal round varieties. Cracking is a serious problem as cracked fruit are unmarketable. Cracking appears in one or two manners - radial cracks(radiating from the stem) and concentric cracks (usually on the shoulders).This ImageImage
2/4 physiological symptom is associated with rapid fruit development and as with BER, fluctuations in water availability to the plant. When dry weather is followed by high temperatures and heavy rains, ripening fruits become very susceptible to fruit cracking. The internal
3/4 expansion is faster than the expansion of the epidermis due to the sudden increase of water availability and subsequent uptake by the plant, which in turn leads to the skin splitting. Cracking can be reduced by avoiding heavy nitrogen applications and fluctuations in water
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1/4 Blossom End Rot(BER) is one of the most commonly seen physiological disorders. It is caused by a calcium deficiency related to fluctuations in availability of water, specifically on developing fruits. It mostly found on the blossom end of the fruits, but can also appear on Image
2/4 the sides of developing fruits. Even though Blossom end rot only causes localised injuries, secondary pathogens invade the lesions and cause complete roting of the fruits. BER can be prevented by maintaining a steady rate of plant growth without stress. This is achieved by
3/4 consistent supply of water which assist in maintaining a constant flow of calcium from soil to roots to leaves and fruit. Under difficult conditions mulching can be considered as an aid to conserving moisture in the soil. BER is an even bigger challenge when an excess of
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1/7 Tomato is known to be a warm season crop. It can survive some cold, but it is not tolerant of very low temperatures. A top class tomato crop requires a stable temperature range with minimums and maximums not being too far apart. Wide temperature variation often results in
2/7 poor fruit quality or reduced yields. The minimum temperature is around 10°C with the maximum being 34°C.Optimum temperature is between 26 and 29°C.For optimal development of the tomato plant, a relative humidity between 65 and 85% is required. Higher relative humidity levels
3/7 negatively influence pollen release and distribution on the stigma. High humidity also creates a favourable environment for the development of various foliar diseases. The incidence of blotchy ripening also increases at high humidity. Conversely, low relative humidity may
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1/3 Performance of seed start with germination. Remember germination rates do depend on proper cultural conditions, if you over water or under water your seeds,deprive them of sunlight or leave them too hot,or too cold then they won't germinate at the rates advertised on the seed
2/3 catalogue. Many things can cause poor germination. Planting seeds too deeply causes them to use all of their stored energy before reaching the soil surface.Dry conditions mean the plant doesn't have enough moisture to start the germination process and keep it going.
3/3Environmental factors such as temperature, light ,pH and soil moisture are known to affect seed germination.#farming
@basera_john @Charterseeds @MoLAWRR_Zim @JohnMuchenje4 @CdeNMaswerasei @CynthiaTapera @agrisols @BlackfordbyGU @IsabellaMaponga @MatiengaMambo
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Attention to detail is key to success in horticulture. Our formula for success=@Charter Seeds/Starke Ayres seeds plus our techniques (ROADMAP).Look at this "Beast" Trinity crop (4000 plants)@3 weeks old in Southlea Park surbubs Harare grown by a well seasoned farmer Morris Shumba ImageImage
Hygiene in greenhouse is the number 1 priority. That's what we want to see from all of our farmers.We have the seed that gives the farmer very high yield potential and quality that will make a farmer the most prosperous. The hybrid variety is more pricey, but brings high ROI, it
gives you the potential to double the yield and it will give you what your customers are looking for. Trinity is bred to perform.
#farming #horticulture #Charterseeds #Seedsofsuccess
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Let's develop farming as a business not as a hobby.This tomato crop (1800 plants of star 9009,39 days old)from Murehwa communal area. Let's get rid of the mindset that rural areas are for subsistence farming. Let's use communal lands to do intensive horticulture farming, the
market is there, you can't claim you're a farmer but you're failing to grow vegetables for your community. Agriculture is the future. This is what we want to see across the country. I'm challenging my fellow homeboys and girls in Njanja to do the same like what this Murehwa
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Thanks for delivering a well detailed speech full of wisdom nuggets for #horticulture and for gracing our event Deputy Minister @MoLARR_Zim Hon V. Haritatos @Charterseeds National Field day ART farm 2020 Harare Zimbabwe. #farming
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