CARROT FARMING

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Upon successful completion of this course, the learner should be able to,

  1. a) Give a description of agronomic aspects and examples of carrot varieties.
  2. b) Implement different cultivation practices and intercultural operations on carrot farming
  3. c) Identify carrots pest and diseases
  4. d) Handle harvesting and post-harvesting of carrots
  5. e) Understand how to market carrots and the ways of improving workers welfare, health and safety.

Course Content

Pre-planting,planting and post planting
a) Cultivation practices • Propagation • Soil preparation • Planting • Irrigation • Irrigation practices • From sowing to emergence • Hot and dry • Weed control • Procedure for GAPs in management of weeds. • Pre-emergence Carrot-weeding schedule • Post-emergence carrot-weeding schedule. • Guidelines for use of herbicides. • Integrated weed management. • Thinning • Rotation c) health and safety recommendations d)Intercultural operations • Intercropping • Earthing up • Harvesting • Yield

  • Pre-planting,planting and post planting
  • Quiz

General information and agronomic aspects of carrots
a) General information and agronomic aspects • Description. • Roots. • Stem. • Leaves. • Flower. • Seeds. b) Example of varieties.

Carrot pests and diseases
a) Carrots pests and diseases. • Aim • Responsibility • Health and safety recommendations • Procedure.  Crop protection  Good agricultural practices in managing crop pests and diseases.  Integrated pest management (IPM) • Information on pests • Information on diseases

Harvesting and Post harvest handling of carrots
a) Harvesting and post-harvest handling of carrots b) Harvesting • Harvest maturity • Harvest methods c)Post-harvest handling • Sorting and grading • Packing • Storage. d)Pack house management • Aim • Health and safety recommendations • Procedure • Compliance verification/validation • Traceability and record keeping

Marketing and profitability of carrots
a) Marketing and profitability of carrots farming b) Marketing of carrots c)Profitability of carrots farming • Land preparation • Planting • Chemicals • Top dressing d)Workers welfare, health and safety e) Aim f) Practices that ensure workers safety, health and welfare • Health and safety policy statement • Risk assessments • Pedestrian safety • PPE storage • Safety signs g) Welfare • On-site medical facilities • Toilets and sanitary facilities • Child labor • Wages

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