AGRIPRENEURS: The Emerging Millionaires
An easy to read book that starts you on a journey on why you should consider agriculture to some startling statistics that reveal that the major players in this field in Nigeria and Africa at large are the older folks. It poses the questions-Where are the youths?.
The ride progresses by intimating you with the technologies that now exist in Agriculture, which makes it more attractive and should bring the youths in. Rounds it all up with the different opportunities in agribusiness and leaves you convinced that agriculture is really what you should think about and embrace as fast as possible.
Biochar is a high performance, carbon-rich organic fertilizer, produced by burning organic biomass a temperature of 300-1000°c.This is done in an environment with either low oxygen or one completely devoid of it (pyrolysis). It could also be produced in an environment with partial absence of oxygen (gasification). Biochar is used as a better alternative to chemical fertilizers for growing all kinds of crops. It is applied by mixing with the choice growth substrate in a suitable proportion, e.g 40%-60% or 30%-70%, with the biochar being the lower component.
Cocopeat, which is made from coconut husk, is an excellent growing medium for hydroponics, soil mixes and container plant growing. The cocopeat is an absolute organic product, which is sterile and has natural rooting hormones, as well as anti-fungal properties. All of these properties make it the ideal growing medium. It also has the ability to store nutrients and release it to plants for extended periods. Its high oxygenation properties ensures plants develop healthy roots.
The use of cocopeat also guarantees the slightly acidic environment plants need for growth since it has a neutral to slightly acidic pH of 5.0-6.8.
BIC Gro is a solution comprising Calcium nitrate, Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium, and Sulfur, which plants need for optimum growth, in a maximally soluble form. It also provides Nitrogen in Ammonium form, Potassium, Calcium, as well as the other trace elements. A combination of these stimulate structural and vegetative growth of plants. It comes in two different solutions, A and B and each is a part of the whole.
Easy to Use: Simply immerse the pH meter electrode in the solution to be tested; readings are quickly display on a large LCD display.
Auto Calibrated: Features in-built calibration with two buffer powders (included).Just press a button to finish the calibration. This pH meter is factory calibrated. Users can use it directly.
Fast and Accurate Results: No need to work with those annoying color charts and test strips. Resolution: 0.01 pH, Accuracy: ±0.01 pH
Compact Portable Design: Pocket fitting pH meter that is also lightweight and compact. Fits in your bag or pocket for easy, casual carrying.
Wide Application: Ideal instrument for hydroponics, any aquarium, the fishing industry, swimming pools, spa, school laboratories, food & beverage, drinking water etc.
Growing crops starts with nurturing them as seedlings. This tray provides you with just the right anchor to cultivate your seedlings till they are ready to be transplanted into their own pots. It allows you to achieve more with lesser space unlike the traditional planting boxes and is built in a way that ensures the easy removal of sprouts. For healthy and disease free crops, you should grow in seedling trays.