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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by braivheart: 6:52pm On Jan 11, 2015
Lesgupnigeria:

Plantain is not a biennial crop,plantain farm.can last for more than a decade depending on the level of management.

Please read my post from the start to have a good knowledge of everything you need to know on plantain farming.
Okay.
Please clarify something for me here.
How long does it take from planting to harvest?
How many plots make an acre?
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:22pm On Jan 11, 2015
braivheart:
Okay.
Please clarify something for me here.
How long does it take from planting to harvest?
How many plots make an acre?
it takes 10 months
1acre = 6plots
Hope you are cleared now.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 9:22pm On Jan 11, 2015
Do agric...it pays
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 9:29am On Jan 12, 2015
Good tissued culture suckers will not only gives you uniform plantain.growth, it will give you uniform fruiting and bigger bunch.

Use it if you need a good result for your farm.

Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 12:37pm On Jan 12, 2015
For agropreneurs that will be cultivating one crop or the other,i will be showing you the best time to start cultivation of crops ranging from plantain-watermelon- cucumber-tomato-corn etc.later in the day. (For those whose plan is to sell at the market after harvest).
This will help you to beat the flunctuation of price due to flunctuation in supply of agro-products in the market
...Stay tuned.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by fison(m): 2:17pm On Jan 12, 2015
This is a veteran and an insightful post@Op. Have been following with keen interest cum the comments. Well, I just have few questions to ask.
1. Doesn't plantain require manure because you didn't mention such? If YES to using manure, how often do one apply it (give the range of weeks or months)
2. Should it be planted in a row or scattered form?
3. Please like how much will it cost from procurement, operational cost(s) et'al to harvesting excluding land (Ekiti precisely)?
4. What is the present market price for a dozen of plantain using Lagos and Abuja as a case study. I can be reached via adekanmi_adewumi@yahoo.com. Thanks
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 3:34pm On Jan 12, 2015
fison:
This is a veteran and an insightful post@Op. Have been following with keen interest cum the comments. Well, I just have few questions to ask.
1. Doesn't plantain require manure because you didn't mention such? If YES to using manure, how often do one apply it (give the range of weeks or months)
2. Should it be planted in a row or scattered form?
3. Please like how much will it cost from procurement, operational cost(s) et'al to harvesting excluding land (Ekiti precisely)?
4. What is the present market price for a dozen of plantain using Lagos and Abuja as a case study. I can be reached via adekanmi_adewumi@yahoo.com. Thanks
Thanks for following
Plantain require manure and the best is the poultry manure.
if you use tissue cultured suckers, you have to apply poultry dung 2months after planting for maximum yield.

If you apply a good quantity of manure once,you dont need to apply again.


if you plant them in a scattered form,management of the farm will be difficult from ease of weeding,fertilizing.You will not also be able to determine accurately the numbers of suckers on the land.

Cost of production differs from location to location.i may not be able to give you accurately the cost of production in Ekiti.

In the market,plantain are sold per bunch.
#800-#1000/bunch.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by rationalmind(m): 4:21pm On Jan 12, 2015
Lesgupnigeria:

Thanks for following
Plantain require manure and the best is the poultry manure.
if you use tissue cultured suckers, you have to apply poultry dung 2months after planting for maximum yield.

If you apply a good quantity of manure once,you dont need to apply again.


if you plant them in a scattered form,management of the farm will be difficult from ease of weeding,fertilizing.You will not also be able to determine accurately the numbers of suckers on the land.

Cost of production differs from location to location.i may not be able to give you accurately the cost of production in Ekiti.

In the market,plantain are sold per bunch.
#800-#1000/bunch.

Hi bro, you've been doing a great job

I have a question. How many bunches on the average can one expect to harvest per acre?
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 4:59pm On Jan 12, 2015
rationalmind:


Hi bro, you've been doing a great job

I have a question. How many bunches on the average can one expect to harvest per acre?
If you make use of the tissue cultured hybrid suckers,you can be assured of having 100% survival rate and then 100% harvest.
At least 1000 suckers can plant 1 acre of land.
By the end of 10months,you can have all the 1000 bunches.

Below is the tissue cultured sucker i am talking about.

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Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 5:06pm On Jan 12, 2015
Do Agric...it pays
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by olamkas: 5:38pm On Jan 12, 2015
Please how can I get those maxo or micro propagated suckers.
I have once tried the macro but could not really do it in large quantity due to resources and infrastructure
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by olamkas: 5:56pm On Jan 12, 2015
Evicsholar:
Just stumbled on this thread. My mum has a plantain farm. 400 suckers was planted on an acre last yr dec. and a well was dug because the land is kindda a dry land. But after a yr,(i.e this month) we found nt up to twenty suckers n the ones we saw didnt grow at all although i dont knw about the watering and weeding process. Wot advice do you have. Thanks
Sorry to say,you might likely need to re-establish the farm,a year old plantain can't be corrected,it might likely not pick up again.
Just clear everything and start it all over with good sucker and irrigation
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Evicsholar(f): 6:00pm On Jan 12, 2015
olamkas:

Sorry to say,you might likely need to re-establish the farm,a year old plantain can't be corrected,it might likely not pick up again.
Just clear everything and start it all over with good sucker and irrigation
Noted. Thanks
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by olamkas: 6:29pm On Jan 12, 2015
Lesgupnigeria:
If you are not using tissue cultured suckers, you may never make profit from your plantain farm.
That may be wrong.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 7:28pm On Jan 12, 2015
olamkas:
Please how can I get those maxo or micro propagated suckers.
I have once tried the macro but could not really do it in large quantity due to resources and infrastructure
Order now and it gets to your farm in 3 days time.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 7:39pm On Jan 12, 2015
olamkas:

That may be wrong.
If you use the wrong sucker,your farm is prone to disease outbreak.
If you plantain did not fruit at the same time,you will likely make loss.
calculate the transportation cost,the labour cost you will incurred every time you come to harvest plantain probably every 2months and you will see that the costs will overshoot the revenue.
Its advisable to use a tissued suckers for a uniform seedling, fruiting and harvesting
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:36pm On Jan 12, 2015
Do agric...create wealth.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 4:06am On Jan 13, 2015
This is the best time to get land if you will be starting or expanding your agricultural business.
Farming business is time sensitive,if you miss it now,you might have to wait for another 1year.

Early land preparation is very important,you need to start now to reach the right market.

Looking for land to establish your farm in any state of the south-west,kindly contact me.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by sedulus(m): 6:43am On Jan 13, 2015
Lots of Google copied image and content...bro..
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 9:46am On Jan 13, 2015
sedulus:
Lots of Google copied image and content...bro..
All the content of my articles are from my brain box and pictures from my farm except some people are infringing on my intellectual property on google.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 3:39pm On Jan 13, 2015
Double sucker....double problem

1.low yield
2.prone to.disease outbreak

Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by stint(m): 3:47pm On Jan 13, 2015
sodams007:


Ikire, Osun State.
ALAGUNTAN or site 1? How many months now
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 7:01pm On Jan 13, 2015
Market is essential in agricbusiness.
get your market right.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 9:03pm On Jan 13, 2015
Need more information about plantain farming business, contact me now.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by praxx(m): 10:33pm On Jan 13, 2015
Lesgupnigeria:
Need more information about plantain farming business, contact me now.

Please boss. do you have an idea how much i can get an acre on land in osun state?. I need to venture into farming as well.

Also as i don't reside in the west, is it possible to have adequate security as i may not be on ground once i have planted?

hope to hear from you soon.

mercii
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 11:10pm On Jan 13, 2015
praxx:


Please boss. do you have an idea how much i can get an acre on land in osun state?. I need to venture into farming as well.

Also as i don't reside in the west, is it possible to have adequate security as i may not be on ground once i have planted?

hope to hear from you soon.

mercii
Price of land depend on lots of factor;
Nearness to major roads,location etc.
kindly message me on whatsapp to discuss better.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 7:52am On Jan 14, 2015
Good morning people
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Lesgupnigeria(m): 9:07am On Jan 14, 2015
For any questions or challenges you are facing on any plantain, you can post them on this thread and i will.be willing to help you solve them.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by sodams007(m): 9:35am On Jan 14, 2015
stint:

ALAGUNTAN or site 1? How many months now

Site 1, 8 months.
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by praxx(m): 9:38am On Jan 14, 2015
Lesgupnigeria:

Price of land depend on lots of factor;
Nearness to major roads,location etc.
kindly message me on whatsapp to discuss better.


..........and your contact please.

Mercii
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by rationalmind(m): 12:37pm On Jan 14, 2015
Lesgupnigeria:

If you make use of the tissue cultured hybrid suckers,you can be assured of having 100% survival rate and then 100% harvest.
At least 1000 suckers can plant 1 acre of land.
By the end of 10months,you can have all the 1000 bunches.

Below is the tissue cultured sucker i am talking about.

Thanks bro. I'll get in touch with you.

Where are you based?
Re: How To Start A Profitable Plantain Farm In Nigeria (pics) by Immacula8(m): 3:47pm On Jan 14, 2015
Immacula8:
@LesgupN

Thanks for the great work!

I am the poor guy that transferred into your Diamond Bank some days ago.

How far are we concerning the 2 acres that you are organizing for me grin grin grin grin

I will also like to know how much is it going to cost me to do proper Government survey in order to stay save

Once again thanks for the good work. Thousands of people are following you, while millions are watching. wink


Lesgupnigeria:


Lol....

Work have already started on it and i will send you all the details to your email...

Welcome to the agribusiness world where we feed the nation as well make money and create wealth.

Bros

I am still waiting for the details. Please can we include the followings

1. Official receipt stating the money collected so far
2. Receipts of land purchase. If its been acquired.

Apology for being pain in the $$$.. grin grin grin grin

Had it been that I'm resident in 9aija, I would have paid you a visit to see what's on the ground.

Keep up the good work!

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