October 2, 2015 by Hartnell Campbell
Deadline for submission of tendersAll tenders must be received at Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures 193 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6 before the deadline date and time, November 2nd 2015 @12:00NoonRead more
August 17, 2015 by Hartnell Campbell
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in collaboration with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority have been assisting farmers who have been affected by bush fires in the Parishes of Western St. Thomas and Eastern St. Andrew along with farmers who have been suffering from the prevailing drought. In the bid to fast – track the resuscitation programme the following has been achieved:The coffee rehabilitation project – providing support to the...Read more
Post Harvest Management for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Root Crops – A Guide for Farmers
This method is easier to carry out and the tags are easy to read. However, this method is not permanent as a tag can be accidentally ripped from ear or break.
THE TYPE of packaging used can account for 15 to 20 per cent of post-harvest loss in fresh produce.
The number one rule is sanitation. All utensils used in milking must be clean.
Grades and standards for fresh agricultural produce are considered one of the main tools for the marketing of commodities in the local and international markets due to the worldwide commercialization of agricultural produce.
Livestock: After a hurricane or flood, the farm should be returned to production as soon as possible.
The following tips were provided by the Public Relations and Communications Department of the Rural Agriculture Development Authority. www.rada.gov.jm.
How to Plant for Disasters Here are some suggestions for planting: On slopes, establish crop rows and artificial or vegetative barriers across contours including appropriate, deep-rooting trees.
THE BROODING period is one of the most important phases during the life of your chicken and, if done incorrectly, may result in financial losses to the farmer.
Grades and standards for fresh agricultural produce are considered among the main tools for the marketing of commodities in the local and international markets due to worldwide commercialisation of agricultural produce.
The Danger Every year, many areas of Jamaica experience drought conditions. These sometimes last for long periods, causing large areas of vegetation to become very dry.
Ginger rhizome rot is considered one of the major limiting actors of ginger production in Jamaica.
Avoid: Planting trees in areas prone to flooding Avoid planting trees on very steep slopes ( greater than 35 degrees) Avoid soil contaminated by toxic water and in which similar type crops were affected by soil borne disease