farming in zimbabwe.jpgAgriculture experts say farmers should take advantage of the rains received in some parts of the country to replant and practice conservation agriculture.

Agriculture experts say the dry spell experienced in some parts of the country has affected germination and left almost 75 percent of the crops suffering from moisture stress, a situation that may force farmers to replant.

The Zimbabwe Farmer Union executive director Mr Paul Zakaria told ZBC News in a telephone interview that farmers should take advantage of the wet spell to replant crops that have not germinated well and the ones affected by the excessive heat caused by the prolonged dry spell.

Mr Zakaria also said conservation agriculture can to reduce heavy losses due to prolonged dry spells.

The Meteorological Service Department predicted that the rains were expected as from last Wednesday to give a relief to farmers who are already in a panic mood.