EGGPLANT FARMING

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

  1. Understand the propagation and planting of eggplant.
  2. Describe egg plant varieties
  3. Identify eggplant pests and diseases
  4. Handle harvesting and post harvesting of egg plant

Course Content

OVERVIEW OF EGGPLANT FARMING
a) Overview of eggplant • Adaptability  Climatic requirements  Soil requirements b) Propagation and planting • Nursery preparation. • Plant population and spacing. • Transplanting seedlings. c) Fertilsation and irrigation • Fertilization guideline • Irrigation d) Egg plant varieties • Black beauty • Long purple • Florida high Bush • Ravaya e) Crop rotation f) Husbandry

  • OVERVIEW OF EGGPLANT FARMING
  • QUIZ

EGG PLANT PESTS AND DISEASES
a) Information on pests • Cutworms • Budworm • Whiteflies • Root-knot nematodes • Weeds • Mole crickets, tobacco cricket • Thrips • Cotton leafhoppers or jassids • Spider mites • Epilachna beetles • Eggplant lace bug • Shoot and fruit borer b) Eggplant diseases • Bacterial wilt • Powdery mildew • Phytophthora fruit rot • Late blight • Fusarium wilt • Early blight or Alternaria leaf and fruit spots

HARVESTING AND POST HARVESTING OF EGG PLANT
a) Harvesting • Fresh quality specifications for the market in Kenya b) Post-harvest eggplant • Field handling • Cleaning • Packaging • storage

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