Best Month to Plant Yam - Veggie Grow

Best Month to Plant Yam

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

Yam is a tuber crop popularly grown in Nigeria. The largest growers of yam 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 yam is the month of April.

The months of March, April and May can also be the best months to plant yam in Nigeria. Some yam farmers also prefer to plant their yam sett in the dry season months of December, January and February. These farmers mulch with grass to reduce the effects of the heat of the sun.

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Best Months to Plant Yam in Nigeria

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

January

Some yam farmers plant their yam setts in the dry season month of January. Yam farmers who take this route must mulch the heap in order to reduce the intensity of the sunlight.

February

Some yam farmers plant their yam setts in the dry season month of February. Yam farmers who take this route must mulch the heap in order to reduce the intensity of the sunlight.

March

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

April

Some yam farmers begin the planting of yam 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 yam for some farmers.

May

The month of May is a wet season month. It is one of the best months to plant yam 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. The month of June is the best month to plant yam in Nigeria. Rain fed yam farmers see the month of June as the best month to grow yam in Nigeria.

July

The month of July can also be the best month to plant yam in Nigeria. This is due to the fact that the month of July is one of the wettest months in the year. Yam farmers do not need irrigation to grow Yam in the month of July.

August

August is also one of the best months to plant yam in Nigeria. In the northern part of Nigeria, the month of August is one of the wettest months. Yam farmers in the northern part of Nigeria may plant yam in the month of August.

The month of April is unarguably the best month to plant yam in Nigeria.

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