Agri Archive

How to Grow Sesame Plant

(Tilseed, Cameline, German sesame, benniseed, dodder, linga) Sesame (linga) oil is used, not only for cooking food, but also for the manufacture of other things, such as margarine, soap, cosmetics, perfume, insecticides, pain and medicine. What is left after the extraction of its oil is excellent for feed for poultry, hogs, goat and rabbits. Its

How to Grow Sayote or Chayote

Sayote or chayote is a climbing plant that can rise as high as 12 meters. Its leaves are heart-shaped, 10-25 cm wide and with tendrils on the stem. The flowers are cream-colored or somewhat green that come out beneath a leaf or branch. If the plant is male, the flowers are in cluster; if female,

How to Grow Cucumber

There are two kinds of cucumber: one is for preserving and the other is for serving raw as salad. The one for serving is short and plump with white or black spikes, dark green in color that turns whitish at the ends. If the spikes are white, these turn yellow or white as they mature.

Handmade Paper from Banana Stalks

The information generated in this study shows the potential utilization of waste banana stalks as fiber resource for handmade paper by an environment-friendly protocol. Here, instead of using chemicals like caustic soda and acid in cooking the material to produce pulp, it utilized an edible fungi, Pleurotus sajor caju, to delignify the material and render

Cacao or Cocoa Farming

Cocoa is Grown on Trees The cocoa tree bears fruit on its trunk and branches. They are called pods. The pods contain seeds which are called cocoa beans. The beans are made up of a seed coat, a kernel and a germ. Cocoa needs a high temperature, plenty of water, and air that is always