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 in well-drained, sandy loam soil with a warm temperature.
Here's a general timeline for the growth stages of sesame:
Germination and Seedling Stage (1-2 weeks)
Sesame seeds are planted directly in the soil, and germination usually occurs within 7-14 days, depending on soil temperature and moisture.
Vegetative Growth Stage (4-6 weeks)
The seedlings develop into mature plants with leaves and stems. During this stage, sesame requires regular watering and weed control.
Flowering Stage (6-8 weeks)
Sesame plants produce flowers, and pollination occurs. The flowers then develop into seed pods.
Maturation Stage (6-8 weeks)
The seed pods continue to develop and mature. The color of the pods changes, indicating that the seeds inside are ready for harvest.
Harvesting (90-120 days)
Harvesting is typically done when the seeds have matured, and the pods begin to turn brown. The exact timing for harvesting depends on the variety and local growing conditions.
Beniseed Farming (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.
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