Best Month to Plant Beniseed - Veggie Grow

Best Month to Plant Beniseed

Beniseed farming is the cultivation of beniseed from the initial step of land preparation to the final steps of harvesting, storage and marketing. Beniseed farming involves all the steps needed for a farmer to sow the beniseed cuts or seeds in the soil till the last step of harvesting the grains.

Beniseed is a crop popularly grown in the northern part of Nigeria. The largest growers of beniseed in Nigeria are the farmers in the central states of Nigeria like Benue state, Nasarawa state, Taraba state and Abuja.

In Nigeria, the best month to plant beniseed is the month of August.

The months of August, September and October can also be the best months to plant beniseed in Nigeria.

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Best Months to Plant Beniseed in Nigeria

The following are some of the best months to grow beniseed in Nigeria:

January

Some beniseed farmers plant their beniseed seed in the dry season month of January. Beniseed farmers who take this route must use irrigation because of the low volume of rainfall in the month of January.

February

Some beniseed farmers plant their beniseed seed in the dry season month of February. Beniseed farmers who take this route must use irrigation because of the low volume of rainfall in the month of February.

March

March is usually the first month of the rainy season in Nigeria. However, rainfall is usually sparse in the month of March. Beniseed can also be planted in this month.

April

Some beniseed farmers begin the planting of beniseed in the month of April. April is usually taken as the beginning of rainy season in the southern part of Nigeria. The month of April can be the best month to plant beniseed for some farmers.

May

The month of May is a wet season month. It is one of the best months to plant beniseed in Nigeria. The month of May usually has a high volume of rainfall.

June

The month of June receives a lot of rainfall; it is one of the wettest months in Nigeria. Beniseed should not be planted in the month of June because of the excessive rainfall.

July

Beniseed should not be planted in the month of July because of the excessive rainfall.

August

Beniseed can be planted in the month of August.

September

The month of September is unarguably one of the best months to grow sesame or beniseed in Nigeria. Sesame does not like too much water and it’s drought resistant.

Beniseed or Sesame Farming

Beniseed farming is the cultivation of beniseed crop from the initial step of land preparation to the final steps of harvesting the beniseed crop, storage and marketing. Beniseed farming involves all the steps needed for a farmer to sow the seeds of beniseed in the soil till the last step of harvesting the crop.

Beniseed is more profitable with limited resources or inputs than other crops using the same resources.

Beniseed also called sesame is a drought resistant crop. This crop can thrive in the dry savannah region of Nigeria. Beniseed is also hardy, it can tolerate a lot of insect attacks unlike other crops.

The month of September is unarguably the best month to plant beniseed in Nigeria.

Ayo Akinfolarin
 

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