A young Sierra Leonean agricultural extension agent, Researcher, farm owner and Quality control coordinator at the National Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) Sierra Leone,
Slay Farmer has taken on social media sharing epic photos of her visit to the farm, in her social media post, she taught her farmers about yield value in crops planting spacing.
“Saturdays are for Farm!!
Over the past two weeks I got so hooked up running the office but then I could never forget to plant even though I am late.
So this very Saturday I get to Visit Slay Farms at gbovehun, Six Mile crossing point, western area rural just to check on my babies (vegetables) and get to discuss with my beautiful farmers around as they teach me the traditional methods and I, in turn, the scientific and research-proven methods. (YES, we can integrate traditional and scientific methods)
Today, I thought them about the yield value in crops planting spacing as you plant on, I told them, you can’t let the plants compete for nutrients because if you do close planting thinking you want to get more crops in the field and that they will get you more harvest, the plants will compete for the soil nutrient and then share it so actually they wouldn’t yield as they should.
So for Late planting, the maize, we used a planting distance of 75 by 50 cm between rows and plants respectively and that’s why it’s two per hole (because it’s late planting)(actual is 75×25 and one per hole)). The Planting distance has a lot to do with better yield.
For the vegetables like pepper, tomato, cucumber etc is 30 cm between plants. (LP)
To another Saturday.
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Slay Farmer is an agricultural extension agent, Researcher, farm owner and Quality control coordinator at the National Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) Sierra Leone
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