SUGAR SNAP PRODUCTION

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About Course

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

  1. Have a knowhow on introduction to sugar snap farming
  2. Have a knowledge on the production of sugar snap
  3. Identify sugar snap pests and diseases and their management
  4. Know the sugar snap harvesting and its value addition
  5. Know how to market sugar snap and its profitability

Course Content

INTRODUCTION
a) Introduction • Types of peas commonly eaten • Varieties • Snow peas health benefits b) Production • Agroecological requirements  Temperature  Soil requirements  Propagation  Soil preparation  Planting  Fertilization  Irrigation  Weed control  Flowering

  • Introduction
  • QUIZ

PESTS AND DISEASES
Pests and Disease management a) Pests • The pea leaf weevil • Pod borers • Pea leaf miner • Aphids • Cutworms • Slugs and snails • Pea moths • Caterpillar • Army worms • Birds or Animals b) Diseases • Wilt of pea • Powdery mildew of pea • Downy mildew of pea • Fusarium root rot • Pea enation mosaic • Asocochyta blight • Bacterial blight • Root rot and damping off

HARVEST AND POST-HARVEST METHODS
Harvest and post -harvest handling a) Harvest • harvesting methods b) Common smut • Sorting and grading • Packaging • Storage c) Value addition

MARKETING AND PROFITABILITY
Marketing and profitability a) Marketing • Market preparation • Grading • Quality control • processing • packaging b) profitability

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