CABBAGE FARMING

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By the end of this course, the learner should be able to;

  1. Know the general overview of cabbage production and its growing requirements
  2. Know how to grow cabbage step by step
  3. Identify common cabbage pest and diseases and their management
  4. Know the harvesting and post-harvest handling management practices

Course Content

CABBAGE INTRODUCTION
Cabbage introduction • Cabbage production  Growing requirements  Temperature  Rainfall  Soil requirements • Choosing a variety  Common varieties

  • Cabbage introduction
  • QUIZ

GROWING CABBAGE STEP BY STEP
Growing cabbage step by step • Raising seedling • Land preparation • Transplanting • Water requirement • Weed management

HARVESTING AND POST-HARVESTING MANAGEMENT OF CABBAGE
Harvesting and post-harvesting management of cabbage a) Harvesting of lemon • Harvesting maturity • Harvesting methods b) Post-harvest handling of lemon • Temperature • When and how to precool • Relative humidity • Adding moisture • Controlling air movement • Sorting and grading • Packing • Storage • Transportation • marketing c) general background of local cabbage • cabbage market prices • Queen F1 d) How profitable is cabbage farming in Kenya? • Assumptions for profit analysis • Costs and profits for growing cabbages in Kenya • Costs and profits analysis for growing cabbages in Kenya • Returns • Cost of production  Seedlings  Soil and water testing  Land preparation  Crop nutrition  Crop protection  Labor costs  Gross profits  Net profits

PESTS AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT
a) Pests and their management • Budworm • Leaf miners • Diamondback moth • Cabbage looper • Cutworms • Slugs b) Diseases and their management • Black rot • Damping off • Black leg • Ring spot

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