Agriculture

  • Heavy downpours expected countrywide

    WIDESPREAD thunderstorms are expected throughout the country with chances of hail and heavy falls in some places, the Meteorological Services Department has said. The department said the heavy rains could also be violent and accompanied by strong winds in some areas. Yesterday widespread thunderstorms with rain were experienced across the country with some stations recording rainfall figures above 30mm as…

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  • All A2 farms must now hire qualified farm managers

    ALL A2 farmers are now required to hire qualified farm managers Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement deputy minister Cde Douglas Karoro revealed. Speaking at Penmure Research Station Farm in Shamva today Karoro said this will improve and ensure high standards of agricultural practices. “A qualified farm manager will ensure high productivity at the farm. “He or she will…

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  • The 2021/2022 Irrigated tobacco increased by a margin of 32%

    Chen Williams The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development has reviewed that more than 20 900 hectares have been put under tobacco, as planting exceeded last year’s period by nearly 32%. Most small holder farmers who do not have the capacity to irrigate are still waiting for effective rains, whilst the chunk of the tobacco planted so…

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