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How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 9:01pm On Dec 20, 2014
Plantain farming is one of the most profitable business in Nigeria and the best place for plantain cultivation are Osun,Oyo,Ekiti,Rivers,Bayelsa,Ondo,Delta,Ogun state e.t.c

I have successfully set-up plantain farms across Nigeria this year and i will be sharing my experiences on this platform with you.

I will also be telling some of the successful.stories of plantain farmers that started small and now are making millions from plantain;all with pictures.

Although plantain farming business is expensive,the long term benefits to be gained is worth the huge capital invested.
This thread is targeted to provide good information to plantain farmers that are getting it wrong in the farming of plantain; interested people that wants to take advantage of the profits plantain farm offers; youths that wants to learn the in and out of plantain farming business.

Plantain farm.can last for decades (if it was properly set-up and manage) and i will.be showing you how to do that.

I have visited a lot of plantain farm.this year and what i see tells me that a lot of farmers are getting it totally wrong in this business.

A 6 month old plantain farm looking like a 1 month old plantain farm is not encouraging,Thank God for my timely intervention,that farm will have made a loss.
A lot of managerial practices are needed to be done after setting-up of a plantain farms.

I can tell you real lifestories of how people have made wrong decision in consulting inexperience people to set-up and manage farms for them.
This thread will show you how to set-up and manage a profitable farm,the cost analysis of starting e.t.c

Just follow this thread all the way and you can be assured that i am going to share all you need to know to get started on a high note.

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 9:14pm On Dec 20, 2014
Plantain needs a good land preferably soil rich in.nutrients for optimum.growth.
Good land preparation is needed either manual or mechanical.

I personally prefer using tractor to.prepare the land because it is faster, the soil is well prepared and saves time.

If you are cultivating plots of land,manual might be the best for you but not advise to.use manual labours on large hectares of land.

After this the second stage is to source for your suckers to plant.

I will show you the 2 types of suckers you can use and the best one for you to make good profit.

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 9:21pm On Dec 20, 2014
These are the 2 kinds of suckers you can use.
I will talk more on these suckers later on this thread.


please bear with me, the pictures are not uploading due to the network.
will keep trying until it cooperate with me.

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 9:46pm On Dec 20, 2014
Before plantimg is done
Hole is dug of about 10-15cm below the ground surface.
This can be done 2 days before planting.


Suckers are gently lower into the hole and covered.

It is watered 12-24hours after planting with subsequent watering at every 2 days interval.(3 times in a week)

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by oluks05: 10:57pm On Dec 20, 2014
Following with keen interest. Ride on sir!
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:29am On Dec 21, 2014
Good morning my people.
So let me start today by telling one of the successful stories of a friend who i help set-up a plantain farm some years ago and he is now making a lot of money from this business.

He approached me precisely February 2010 that he just acquired a 3 plots of land and he was thinking of starting a plantain farming.

I advise him on how we can source for labours,planting methods,best markets to supply and other operations needed to get started on a successful note.

After 1 week of given advise and strategising about how to go about it, i got to the field to start implementation of the plans.

There is no greater joy that fills your heart when you are able to make success out of people which is incomparable to any financial gains.

This is one of the story of the power of starting small.and never losing focus.

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 2:09pm On Dec 21, 2014
I started by arranging for Workers to carry out the manual clearing.

This is because of the small area of land is involved.

If you are cultivating acres of land,its not advisable to use manual workers,tractor is preferable.


I will be showing you later in my articles the advantage of making use of tractor with another success story of another plantain farm with pictures.

You have got to stay connected to this thread as i will be downloading all that you need to know for a successful plantain farming in 2015.

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 2:23pm On Dec 21, 2014
Digging of hole in preparation for Planting of suckers

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 2:39pm On Dec 21, 2014
Suckers used for planting.

Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 2:48pm On Dec 21, 2014
Two.months after planting

Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 2:52pm On Dec 21, 2014
After 3 months of planting.

Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 2:55pm On Dec 21, 2014
Plantain farm after 7 months of planting

Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 3:02pm On Dec 21, 2014
Harvest time.

Profit made from.this harvest was 60% ROI from the plantain farm.

You can make more than that if mechanised.

I will be explaining later on this thread challenges you can face from sucker selection to planting to marketing and how you can overcome it.

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 3:12pm On Dec 21, 2014
I wonder why people keep blaming govt.,relative,family background,capital e.t.c.

You have nobody to blame except yourself.
This is the story of a man that started with just 3 plots and now have over 20 acres of plantain farm within 3 years.With persistency,focus he was able to achieve so much.

Now a making lots of money from plantain.

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 3:28pm On Dec 21, 2014
Look at one of his plantain farm.now
3 months old plantain farm

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 3:32pm On Dec 21, 2014
Also visited his farm during the application of fertiliser to his 5months old plantain.

Will update you on the recent pictures and status of his modernised plantain farm.


Start small and never remain small.
Very inspiring

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 4:46pm On Dec 21, 2014
Stay connected for more later in the day
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 5:08pm On Dec 21, 2014
Creativity and determination and persistence are what you need for success.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Itydee: 3:08am On Dec 22, 2014
Can you leave your contact number and email address?

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by LagosBoi2(m): 8:58am On Dec 22, 2014
I am following you closely, I am putting my capital together to start by Feb 2015

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 11:19am On Dec 22, 2014
Itydee:
Can you leave your contact number and email address?
08164628081,08092034147,yusuffgbenga@gmail.com

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 11:20am On Dec 22, 2014
LagosBoi2:
I am following you closely, I am putting my capital together to start by Feb 2015
i see you sir.
thanks for following
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by obodoG: 11:34am On Dec 22, 2014
Good work.kindly provide your details to contact you.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 11:36am On Dec 22, 2014
I have been busy, my people. wish i could upload all i have because i am so loaded but bear with me as i unfold little by little all what it takes to start a successful plantain farming business.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 2:38pm On Dec 22, 2014
THE USE OF A GOOD SUCKERS

The type of sucker you.make use of can make or mar your plantain farming business.
I have seen a lot of suckers being use by plantain farmers,reason why most of them do not have result to show for it.

If you are actually serious about making good profit,then you need to source for good suckers.


From my experience,what i have seen 90% of farmers use is the suckers in the first picture.

The disadvantages of the suckers in the first picture is that it takes longer time for it to start bringing leaves meaning that time of harvest will.be between 12 to 14 months before harvesting.
The farm is also susceptible to disease infestation and the suckers from the next generation can not be use to set-up other farms.If you try to use them on other farms,you will be transfering diseases which might destroy the other farm.
I have seen plantain farms worth millions of naira being destroy by disease because of wrong suckers used.

Also there is always not uniformity in the growth of the plantain.
The suckers i used for the plantain farm i showed you above was treated with fungicides and if you notice very well from the picture above,you see that the growth of the plantain were not all that uniform.

The suckers in the second picture is the best and if you want to have a successful and profitable plantain farm,my advise is to use this type.

I used the second type of suckers in the pictures of the 20acres of plantain farm i show you previously on this thread.

I am even very happy for this man because 100% bumper harvest and profit or even more is guaranteed.

I will show you later on this thread how you can produce this type of suckers for your farm

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 5:48pm On Dec 22, 2014
More to come on plantain. I promise on this thread,you will.know A-Z of plantain farming business from sourcing for the best suckers to good harvesting to the marketing of plantain.

....Stay connected
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:49pm On Dec 22, 2014
Tomorrow,i will be talking about important steps to take to start a profitable plantain farm,.its going to be insightful....stay connected.

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 10:09pm On Dec 22, 2014
I have seen a lot of analysis on plantain farming thats states that if you plant 1000 suckers,you should expect 5% of the suckers will.not grow.

Yes,they are right and i know the reason why it is so (because they make use of the wrong kind of suckers on the field.)

Using uniformly propagated suckers (the second picture of suckers above),then you can be guaranteed of 100% uniformly growing plantain and attain 100% plantain harvest stands with maximum revenue.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by stint(m): 12:43am On Dec 23, 2014
Hello sir. I have a plantain farn already. I am trying to raise money for weeding. Am really concerned about the health of the plants. The farm is about 3 months now and i have not been watering cos of distance and finances. What do u recomend ?
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 5:42am On Dec 23, 2014
stint:
Hello sir. I have a plantain farn already. I am trying to raise money for weeding. Am really concerned about the health of the plants. The farm is about 3 months now and i have not been watering cos of distance and finances. What do u recomend ?

Firstly,the time you planted your plantain is not the right time to plant.
From what you stated, you planted in October.
To plant at that time of the year, you need btw 2-3times/week of watering of the plantain.

To reduce cost of production,make use of herbicides to control weeds.
i will elaborate on the kind of herbicides you can use later on this thread.

When last did you water it?

How many acres of land is the farm?

where are you based and where is your farm located?
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:31am On Dec 23, 2014
How you react to mistakes,challenges will determine the level of success you reach in life.

See positive side of every situation.

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 9:43am On Dec 23, 2014
oluks05:
Following with keen interest. Ride on sir!
Thanks for following. God bless you sir.

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