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Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 10:49pm On Jun 08, 2020
Cucumber Farming.

One of The best variety for cucumber farming which produces bigger and tastier fruits is the "cu 999" specie.

There are many varieties of cucumbers... We got the Murano variety, Greengo variety, Nagano variety, Jorad variety, etc.

All of these varieties are very good varieties of Cucumbers as they produce bigger fruits that commands higher purchase price in the local markets.

Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 10:50pm On Jun 08, 2020
With good soil, organic manure, fungicides and irrigation, a plot of land will contain 1,500 cu 999 cucumber stands which will yield 8 -10 fruits before they wither.

A bag of cucumber can sell for up to 5,000 naira during it's off season.

It usually sells between 2,500 - 3,500 naira during it's PEAK Season.
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 10:51pm On Jun 08, 2020
A sachete of "CU 999" variety contains between 1,700 - 1,800 seeds. 10 sachetes will be needed to cater for 2 plots of land.

Working with an estimate of obtaining an average of 5-6 fruits per plant, the philosophy and psychology of selling during the raining and dry seasons will be centered around quality management through proper irrigation and manuring.

One bag of cucumber will contain between 60-75 fruits because of the big sizes of "CU 999" specie.

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Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 10:55pm On Jun 08, 2020
Cost Implication of planting Cucumber till harvesting on 2 plots of land.

With a budget of 150,000 naira;

3,000 cucumber crops can be managed for 45 days in a stand of 1,500.


The Silver pack of containing between 1,700 - 1,800 CU 999 seeds cost about 8,000 naira while the Gold pack containing between 3,500 - 4,000 CU 999 seeds cost about 15,000 naira.
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 10:56pm On Jun 08, 2020
Cost Analysis Breakdown:

Cost of "CU 999" seeds: 30,000 naira

Cost of manure from poultry farm : 3,000 naira

Cost of labour for ridging: 20,000 naira

Cost of labour for planting: 20,000 naira

Cost of Staking: 10,000 naira.
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 10:57pm On Jun 08, 2020
Cost of bag threads for 2 plots : 7,000 naira

Cost of 4 Haifa Bonus Foilar Fertilizers: 7,400 naira

Cost of NPK Fertilizer : 7,200 naira

Cost of 4 saaf fungicide : 4,000 naira,

Cost of 20 satchets ridomilgold : 7,600 naira
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 10:58pm On Jun 08, 2020
Note:

The use of inorganic fertilizer causes 5 -10 percent losses in yield.

Manure from poultry farm is very much suitable for adding macro nutrients into the soil to boost the growth of Cucumbers.
The application of Haifa bonus foilar fertilizer for micro nutrients.


The remaining balance will be reserved for fuel for pumping water and running other logistics as need be.

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Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 11:08pm On Jun 08, 2020
Expected Returns

2 plots of land with proper agronomy management will yield between 100 - 170 bags of about 40kg weight each.

The harvest is done after about 45 days of maturity of the Cucumber plants. Harvest will be done every 4 days till the Cucumber plants stop to bear fruits.

The "CU 999" variety can yield up between 5 - 8 times in an interval of 4 days of harvest.
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 11:09pm On Jun 08, 2020
Averagely, 2 plots of land will produce 120 bags of bags that sells between 3,000 naira to 8,000 naira on every harvest.

Between 5 - 8 harvests are expected throughout a life span of Cucumber plants which is generally between 90 - 120 days.
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 11:10pm On Jun 08, 2020
Calculating sales of Cucumbers per bag to be 4,000 naira for an harvest of 120 bags for a 5 times harvest;

4,000 naira × 120 bags × 5 harvests = 2,400,000 naira.

Surprised

Okay; let's not be too optimistic; let's sell each cuke at 2,000 naira which is pretty very low - Our Returns on Profit Bi-Monthly will be around 1,200,000 naira.
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 11:12pm On Jun 08, 2020
We come to the end of Tonight's Financial Webinar; I trust I've been able to Financially Expose You to Some Vital Financial Enlightenment on The Cultivation of Cucumbers.

Personally; I know over 50 Online Agro Friends that are into Reaping Substantial Income Cultivating Cukes.

As a Social Entrepreneur and Financial Rabbi; I hope I've been able to provide you a short outline on the approach to Cucumber Plantation.
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 11:17pm On Jun 08, 2020
Questions are welcomed.
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by Adbiz(m): 11:37pm On Jun 08, 2020
Nice write up op.
Qtns.

1. When us the right time to start this cukes farming?

2.how does one gets buyers

3.can this fruit grow well in southwest? learnt most of the cocumber fruits we see around are planted in the north.

Thanks
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by AfroAgroPower: 9:11am On Jun 10, 2020
Adbiz:
Nice write up op.
Qtns.

1. When us the right time to start this cukes farming?

2.how does one gets buyers

3.can this fruit grow well in southwest? learnt most of the cocumber fruits we see around are planted in the north.

Thanks


1) Provided you put irrigation into consideration, you can grow your cucumbers any time of the year.

It is however Wise for you to target your Planting and Harvest operations in dry season periods and when there are less supply of cucumbers in your target market.


2) You go out to the markets to liase with wholesalers and retailers in the markets.


3) Many farmers grow them in the SouthWest.
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by IRIENBOY(m): 9:23am On Jun 10, 2020
nice
Re: Cucumber Farming: The Short Term BLOOD-MONEY Crops Plantation. by RuggedSniper: 11:52am On Jun 14, 2020
AfroAgroPower:
With good soil, organic manure, fungicides and irrigation, a plot of land will contain 1,500 cu 999 cucumber stands which will yield 8 -10 fruits before they wither.

A bag of cucumber can sell for up to 5,000 naira during it's off season.

It usually sells between 2,500 - 3,500 naira during it's PEAK Season.

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