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Top Reasons for Failure in Maize Farming in Nigeria

Maize farming has long been a significant agricultural activity in Nigeria, contributing to both food security and economic growth. However, despite its importance, many maize farmers in the country face numerous challenges that hinder their success. Understanding these challenges is crucial for addressing them effectively and ensuring the sustainability of maize farming in Nigeria.Top Reasons […]

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Cost of Beniseed Farming Per Hectare

The cost of beniseed production per hectare is shown as follows:Rent of one hectare farmland: ₦50,000Clearing, Ploughing and Harrowing: ₦45,000Beniseed Seeds: ₦40,000Planting: ₦11,000Irrigation: ₦290,000 – ₦640,000 (Optional)Fertilizers and Manure: ₦20,000 – ₦100,000 (Depending on soil fertility)Pesticides: ₦10,000Others: ₦90,000Notes to the cost of beniseed production per hectare in NigeriaThe following are the items in the cost […]

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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 […]

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How long does it take Beniseed to grow?

Beniseed, also known as sesame seeds, typically takes about 90 to 120 days to grow from planting to harvest. However, the specific growth duration can vary depending on factors such as the variety of sesame seeds, local climate conditions, and agricultural practices. It’s important to note that sesame is a warm-season crop, and it thrives […]

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How many tons of sesame per hectare?

A hectare of sesame farmland can produce about 1 – 1.5 tons of sesame tubers if good agronomic practices are implemented. If drip irrigation is used, a one hectare beniseed farmland can yield 2 tons. The tons of sesame a one hectare farmland can produce depend on a lot of factors. A one hectare of farmland […]

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Cost of Yam Farming Per Hectare in Nigeria

The cost of yam production per hectare is shown as follows:Acquisition/Rent of one hectare farmland : ₦50,000 – ₦400,000Surveying and Land Documentation: ₦90,000 – ₦190,000Clearing, Ploughing and Harrowing: ₦40,000Yam Cuts: ₦50,000Planting: ₦20,000Irrigation: ₦290,000 – ₦640,000 (Optional)Fertilizers and Manure: ₦50,000 – ₦200,000 (Depending on soil fertility)Pesticides: ₦20,000Others: ₦90,000Notes to the cost of yam production per hectare […]

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Best Fertilizer for Yam Farming

The best fertilizers for yam farming in Nigeria are balanced fertilizers. Balanced fertilizers are fertilizers with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. A typical example of a balanced fertilizer is the NPK fertilizer. To enhance your yield in yam farming, fertilizers should be used. A soil analysis should be done before you apply any type of fertilizers on […]

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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 […]

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