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Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by vosquare: 6:36pm On Dec 20, 2018
Good evening people, this thread is created based on cucumber farming. Let's share ideas we use and result of hardwork smiley

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Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by vosquare: 6:44pm On Dec 20, 2018
Harvest time! So I changed spraying pattern.
Insecticide from 5 days now to 2 days interval
Fungicide from 7 days to 5 days interval.
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by vosquare: 3:47pm On Dec 27, 2018
New plants having yellow color on them, anybody knows more about this? Is it due to the chemicals sprayed on them?

Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Yampotatocarrot(m): 8:03am On Dec 29, 2018
How many weeks old are they?
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by jeph19(m): 9:18am On Dec 29, 2018
Please I intend going into cucumber production
I need info on spacing and other details
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by okoroemeka(m): 11:39am On Dec 29, 2018
vosquare:
New plants having yellow color on them, anybody knows more about this? Is it due to the chemicals sprayed on them?
that is downy mildrew with angular leaf spot in the background, what fungicides have u been using

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Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by vosquare: 1:49pm On Dec 29, 2018
okoroemeka:
that is downy mildrew with angular leaf spot in the background, what fungicides have u been using
I haven't used any Fungicide this week but I sprayed insecticide (Actara, nim oil) on Sunday and another insecticide on Tuesday (abamet). I did this because of white flies.. There are many white flies on the plants.

But I decided not to spray till Monday. I'm planning on spraying d.i grow
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Ademat7(m): 2:23pm On Dec 29, 2018
Cucumber is so delicious that it attract lot of insect.
Too much of moisture act as breeding ground for fungi
Cucus need nutrient at the top soil because of their shallow root
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Ademat7(m): 2:24pm On Dec 29, 2018
jeph19:
Please I intend going into cucumber production
I need info on spacing and other details
Go and understudy a cucumber farmer if u don't want to use yourself as a scape goat
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Yampotatocarrot(m): 4:48pm On Dec 29, 2018
Ademat7:
Cucumber is so delicious that it attract lot of insect.
Too much of moisture act as breeding ground for fungi
Cucus need nutrient at the top soil because of their shallow root

But less water causes bitter fruit, so one is in a dilemma to apply just the adequate amount then, although its not as tricky as watermelon
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Ademat7(m): 5:56pm On Dec 29, 2018
Yampotatocarrot:


But less water causes bitter fruit, so one is in a dilemma to apply just the adequate amount then, although its not as tricky as watermelon
Bitterness at fruiting stage is caused by inconsistent watering.
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by okoroemeka(m): 6:02pm On Dec 29, 2018
vosquare:

I haven't used any Fungicide this week but I sprayed insecticide (Actara, nim oil) on Sunday and another insecticide on Tuesday (abamet). I did this because of white flies.. There are many white flies on the plants.

But I decided not to spray till Monday. I'm planning on spraying d.i grow
white flies are disease vectors,mix systemic fungicide and insectide(Saaf and imiforce)with the di grow and spray,remove all the yellow leafs and dispose,if u can get Epsom salt in pharmacy also mix it to stop the yellow spread,healthy leafs are key to good and lasting harvest.

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Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Yampotatocarrot(m): 8:02pm On Dec 29, 2018
Ademat7:

Bitterness at fruiting stage is caused by inconsistent watering.

Inconsistent or irregular, please explain better
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by vosquare: 9:10pm On Dec 29, 2018
okoroemeka:
white flies are disease vectors,mix systemic fungicide and insectide(Saaf and imiforce)with the di grow and spray,remove all the yellow leafs and dispose,if u can get Epsom salt in pharmacy also mix it to stop the yellow spread,healthy leafs are key to good and lasting harvest.
Thank you. I don't have saaf but I have ridomil gold.. I learnt that ridomil contains more of what saaf contains

The yellow leafs are not spreading tho but I'll take necessary precautions
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by vosquare: 9:11pm On Dec 29, 2018
Yampotatocarrot:
How many weeks old are they?
2 weeks old
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by okoroemeka(m): 9:41pm On Dec 29, 2018
vosquare:

Thank you. I don't have saaf but I have ridomil gold.. I learnt that ridomil contains more of what saaf contains

The yellow leafs are not spreading tho but I'll take necessary precautions
actually ridomilgold mancozeb based fungicides is the best for cucumbers but due to scarce and avalibilty farmers use other substitutes.

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Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Yampotatocarrot(m): 9:43pm On Dec 29, 2018
vosquare:

2 weeks old

Please, if u don't mind, can I see a fuller pix of yr farm?
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Yampotatocarrot(m): 9:44pm On Dec 29, 2018
okoroemeka:
white flies are disease vectors,mix systemic fungicide and insectide(Saaf and imiforce)with the di grow and spray,remove all the yellow leafs and dispose,if u can get Epsom salt in pharmacy also mix it to stop the yellow spread,healthy leafs are key to good and lasting harvest.

Can't neem oil do the job?
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Yampotatocarrot(m): 9:44pm On Dec 29, 2018
vosquare:

Thank you. I don't have saaf but I have ridomil gold.. I learnt that ridomil contains more of what saaf contains

The yellow leafs are not spreading tho but I'll take necessary precautions

I think u should take d advise of cutting them off though, u never can tell
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by okoroemeka(m): 10:46pm On Dec 29, 2018
Yampotatocarrot:


Can't neem oil do the job?
I doubt white flies are very stubborn to control and develop resistance quickly to low dosage application of insecticide, I will even rate it more difficult to control than leaf miners,I seriously doubt if organic insecticide will chase white flies.
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Ademat7(m): 6:34am On Dec 30, 2018
Yampotatocarrot:


Inconsistent or irregular, please explain better
in lay man language water daily
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Popsicoolpes(m): 10:07am On Dec 30, 2018
pls how much is the current price of cucumber bag
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by vosquare: 10:26am On Dec 30, 2018
Yampotatocarrot:


I think u should take d advise of cutting them off though, u never can tell
I will uproot them
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by vosquare: 10:29am On Dec 30, 2018
Yampotatocarrot:


Please, if u don't mind, can I see a fuller pix of yr farm?
I can't get the full picture because it is over 180 beds

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Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by vosquare: 10:31am On Dec 30, 2018
Popsicoolpes:
pls how much is the current price of cucumber bag
I'll update you at night.. I'm harvesting today so I'll get the exact price at night
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by okoroemeka(m): 2:44pm On Dec 30, 2018
vosquare:

I can't get the full picture because it is over 180 beds
that's a big farm
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by vosquare: 2:54pm On Dec 30, 2018
okoroemeka:
that's a big farm
Very big o.. I'm harvesting currently on 300 beds already

I sent you a mail

Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Popsicoolpes(m): 2:58pm On Dec 30, 2018
vosquare:

I'll update you at night.. I'm harvesting today so I'll get the exact price at night

thanks.... I will be expecting your reply. If you don't mind, can I have your whatsapp number so as to learn directly from you. my number is 08069482021
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Yampotatocarrot(m): 3:08pm On Dec 30, 2018
okoroemeka:
I doubt white flies are very stubborn to control and develop resistance quickly to low dosage application of insecticide, I will even rate it more difficult to control than leaf miners,I seriously doubt if organic insecticide will chase white flies.

Hmmmm, thanks for this. I never factored inorganic fertilizers and insecticides into my expenses though. I'll have to put that in.
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Yampotatocarrot(m): 3:09pm On Dec 30, 2018
[quote author=Ademat7 post=74285625]
in lay man language water daily[/quot

Thanks, my previous was once a day, though I aim to do morning and evening (twice) now
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by Yampotatocarrot(m): 3:10pm On Dec 30, 2018
vosquare:

I can't get the full picture because it is over 180 beds

180 beds... Damnnnnnnnn. How do u tackle theft, cos I can't find a fence around the compound.
Re: Cucumber Farmers, Let's Meet Here by vosquare: 3:30pm On Dec 30, 2018
Yampotatocarrot:


180 beds... Damnnnnnnnn. How do u tackle theft, cos I can't find a fence around the compound.
Little by Little.. We plan on expanding before fencing

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