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Agricultural News

  • Reduce maize producer price: Irvine

      Reduce maize producer price: Irvine February 24, 2017 siness Irvine’s Zimbabwe (Private) Limited chief executive David Irvine (right) explains to Industry and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha the feed production process during a tour of the company’s plant in Harare yesterday. — (Picture by K…

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  • Command Agric to cover wheat, soya

    Command Agric to cover wheat, soya February 24, 2017 Local News Plans are afoot to make Zimbabwe self-sufficient in soyabean production under the expanded Command Agriculture programme Ray Bande in CHIPINGECommand Agriculture programme will be spread to cover other crops as the country…

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  • Farmers prepare for tobacco deliveries

    Farmers prepare for tobacco deliveries February 24, 2017 Business Oliver Kazunga, nior Business ReporterBACCO farmers will start delivering their crop at the auction floors early next month before the opening of the selling season on March 15, an official has said. Tobacco Industry…

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  • Cottco pays farmers $75k

    Cottco pays farmers $75k February 24, 2017 Business Lovemore Zigara, dlands CorrespondentCAL cotton processing and marketing firm Cottco has so far paid $74 400 towards cotton price adjustment for deliveries made last year. Cottco paid 35 cents per kilogramme (kg) for 10 800 tonnes…

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  • Maize producer price unchanged

    Maize producer price unchanged February 24, 2017 Business Oliver Kazunga, nior Business ReporterRICULTURE, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made says the maize and small grains producer price for this year will remain unchanged at last year’s level of $390…

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  • More floods expected to hit Zimbabwe

    More floods expected to hit Zimbabwe Companies & Markets February 23, 2017By Staff Reporter     lone Dineo exacerbated flooding that was experienced in Matabeleland last month WHILE perennially dry dams have filled up overnight, instantly solving water problems for several c…

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  • SADC ill-prepared to deal with armyworm

    SADC ill-prepared to deal with armyworm National Report February 23, 2017By Staff Reporte In Zimbabwe, up to 130 000 hectares of maize could be affected.   THE outbreak of the fall armyworm has caught southern African countries flat-footed with most member States still to as…

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  • Armyworm hits Gokwe

    Armyworm hits Gokwe February 23, 2017 in wsMaize fields at several plots and farms in Gokwe South have been destroyed by the recent outbreak of armyworm, NewsDay has learnt. MUNESU NYAKUDYA One of the affected farmers, Violet Muloyi, told NewsDay this week that efforts to contain the…

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  • Preparing for the 2017 marketing season

    Preparing for the 2017 marketing season February 23, 2017 Features, Opinion &&Analysis Yvonne MutavaTobacco farmers are encouraged to make all necessary preparations as the 2017 marketing season draws close. Growers should take note that bookings will be starting on March 1, 2017 and deliver…

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  • Mechanisation vital to sustain agric performance

    Mechanisation vital to sustain agric performance February 23, 2017 Features, Opinion &&Analysis Technology can easily co-exist with animal draught power Charles Dhewa Mechanisation is becoming a critical part of agricultural transformation in Zimbabwe. While policy makers see the pot…

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