Mistakes are normal part of human life. Yet, you do not have to make all the mistakes to learn. You can learn from the mistakes of others, and go on. This is the case with farming business too.
There are a few mistakes you must learn to avoid if you really want to be successful in your watermelon project. If you ignore them, no matter how insignificant they appear to be, you can lose so much.
In this article, I will explain one of them…Read the story of the farmer below:
Before a friend introduced me to Mr. Jayeola, he had lost over 200k he invested in Watermelon farming last year.
His former tutor advised him to spray excess dose of herbicides to remove all the weeds, and never to return till harvest
As an ‘obedient novice,’ (that’s how he referred to himself), he did just so.
What was the result?
He found out that the germination percentage was so poor and the few that germinated soon died. That’s too bad!
He became frustrated and lost all interest. Since then, he vowed never to plant anything called watermelon.
When we knew 2 months ago, he started getting my email follow up, after a friend told him about my training. He got the blueprint and decided to use just 1 hectare to try.
Thank God, the plants did not just germinate but are doing well. He is excited now and I know he will be happier when his watermelon matures and ready for harvesting.
What exactly is the lesson I want to teach you here?
- Use the recommended dosage of herbicide in your farm.
In the Watermelon Production Blueprint, I recommended 150 ml to 15 liters of water. This will destroy the weed and safeguard your plant.
- Herbicides can be contact herbicides or systemic herbicides. Contact herbicides are quick action herbicides but their results do not last. Systemic herbicides take time to produce results but the results are far better and last longer.
Which of them should you use? Go for systemic herbicides.
My recommended brand is glyphosate-based herbicides. They are available in the market. Use them according to the recommended dosage. And you will get the desired result.
I hope you won’t make the same mistake. Well, I already did my part. It’s time to do yours.
I hope this helps.
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