I’ve always wanted to experience vegetable picking. For most of the people vegetable picking might not be on the top of the list to do. I hail from farming family background. My grandfather and father was farmer they use to own their farm long back time. I still hear lot many stories and experiences from my Dad. Always wanted to go for vegetable picking, use to wonder how the actual plant looks like.
Vegetable picking is fun activity with friends and family but can be tiring for some. This activity is purely weather dependent. You can beat the sun and go early in the morning. Make sure you dress up in your old pair of clothes for which you won’t really bother if they get dirty. Also wear shoes (closed toe shoes) and avoid wearing sandals. If you are allergic or sensitive to dust make sure you wear full sleeves shirt and pants (Unless it’s blazing hot day). Keep a hat handy and sunscreen if you are sun sensitive.
To get a good harvest, farmers have to exercise high standards of crop management and adopt sustainable farming practices that minimize crop pests and diseases and maintain soil fertility. It is important to plan ahead and get equipped with the right information.
This will prevent and tackle challenges associated with weeds, soil nutrient degradation and pests and diseases; sustainable practices that can be used to manage your crops.
Pests and diseases are responsible for between 20 to 80 per cent of crop losses but sustainable pest and disease management practices can minimize their negative health and environmental effects.
Below are some useful tips for farmers:
1. You should monitor and examine your crops closely to accurately diagnose and understand the nature and source of pest and disease problems in your farm.
2. Physical control measures are the first options to consider. They include simple handpicking, erecting insect barriers, using traps, tillage, mulching, soil solarization and adopting protective structures such as shade net houses and greenhouses.
3. Beneficial insects (called natural enemies) like wasps, ladybirds, spiders and hoverfly larvae which feed on plant eating pests like aphids and caterpillars, eliminate or reduce pests. In this way, they provide adequate pest control with minimal environmental impact. You should therefore conserve and manage habitats for natural enemies of the target pests to thrive by, for example, planting hedges and windbreaks, avoiding use of broad spectrum pesticides and growing flowering plants that provide food for beneficial insects.
Crop care is an extremely important aspect of agriculture, especially in the world of cash crop farming. Crop care is the act of protecting crops from weather, pests, or nutrient deficiency; crop care includes fertilization, pesticide application,temperature control, and more.
Precision agriculture and crop care have developed together in recent times to make farmers more accurate and exact. Instead of typically caring for large fields by treating them all roughly the same, precision agriculture helps to break that tradition and encourages farmers to look at fields more granularity by identifying individual plants, or smaller sections of their fields, giving them the potential for a better crop yield.
These are all active forms of crop care that farmers can use to protect their fields from damage and help to produce larger crop yields. Although there are many different sections of crop care as well as precision agriculture technology being utilized today, the pieces talked about on this page are the most popular pieces of technology used in crop care.
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The aim of any producer is a high yielding, high quality crop that satisfies the end user. There are a large number of agronomic factors which can influence this, many are within the control of the grower, under given growing systems, climatic and soil conditions newly planted.
Trees invariably need to be pruned. The exact pruning depends on the desired shape of the tree.During full production, all trees need pruning and thinning of fruits to ensure an optimum leaf to flower/fruit ratio and to allow for air circulation through the tree and light penetration to improve fruit quality and size.
Pruning also helps to ensure that water and nutrients are available to an optimum number of well-positioned fruits.Major pruning is normally carried out while the trees are still dormant in late winter. Pruning in summer is done to remove weak-bearing water sprouts and to allow light into thick canopies.
Pruning in late summer is not recommended as it can delay dormancy and predispose trees to more winter injury.As a general rule it is better to prune little and often rather than to severely cut back the tree in one pruning session. Such severe pruning generates vigorous vegetative growth acting as a strong sink for nutrients and water, and thereby affecting fruit quality and bud differentiation.
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