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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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1/4The horticultural farming landscape is dynamic. During my visit in Midlands and Matebeleland Provinces, I saw that a lot of people are getting an interest in horticulture. The major limiting factor in Matebeleland is water, most boreholes are drying out quickly. We are hoping ImageImageImageImage
2/4 for good rains this year, so that it can improve the water table. The farmers in Nyamandlovu are doing quite well because they have enough water. The pictures above is an example of adopting to good agronomic practices. Mr Dhlaminiof Nyamandlovu grew 5 million plants of Onion
3/4 Irati @Charterseeds and Mr Setfree Nkomo of Warringham just planted 18600 plants of tomato Trinity open field. These crops were attributed by high level of concentration. In addition field visits are of utmost importance, they motivate farmers and gives them the zeal to push
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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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