Category: Agriculture

Tobacco selling prices up by 4%

tobacco.jpgTobacco selling prices at the country’s auction floors have gone up by four percent on the back of an increase in deliveries amid optimism of attractive returns for the growers by the end of the 2009/2010 marketing season.

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Zim-US agric departments to work together

joseph-made.jpgThe Minister of Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Dr Joseph Made yesterday met a visiting delegation from the United States Department of Agriculture(USDA) to exchange information on agriculture related issues chief among them crop and livestock assessment.

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look out for the Large Grain Borer – farmers warned

grain borer.jpgThe Department of Research and Service in the Ministry of Agriculture mechanization and irrigation development has called on farmers to be on the look out for the Large Grain Borer which has so far been reported in Mashonaland West and Mashonaland Central Provinces where it has destroyed over 80 % of grain in the areas.

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