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My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Nobody: 2:12pm On Apr 20, 2022
.I will be dropping day by day or week by week activities on the farm as I start the journey of cultivating 25 Acres of maize farm land.

The essence of this post is to guide others, especially youth that are planning to go into farming business. (Purely practical)

The name of the farm is Kedoty Farm, located in Ogun State.

As we progress in this noble journey together, if you want more clarification on each of my daily or weekly post you can reach me on 08065738438 WhatsApp only please.

Also if anyone has suggestions or contribution you can drop them as well for others to learn.

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Ammishaddai: 2:22pm On Apr 20, 2022
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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Nobody: 3:18pm On Apr 20, 2022
On the 4th of April, 2022 N250,000 was paid to Baale and Omo onile (land owners) as one year rent for the 10 Hecters of land I e N25,000 per Hecter.

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Nobody: 6:45pm On Apr 21, 2022
Part of the land

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Nobody: 6:59pm On Apr 21, 2022
Tractor has started the first ploughing

N250,000 for the 10 Hecters (N25,000 per Hecter)

Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by mobolaji234: 10:33am On Apr 22, 2022
Good job bros
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by bigdot1759(m): 7:01am On Apr 23, 2022
Kedoty:
Tractor has started the first ploughing

N250,000 for the 10 Hecters (N25,000 per Hecter)

Why not inter-crop with cassava to maximise ur annual profit
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by northbird: 8:12pm On Apr 23, 2022
bigdot1759:

Why not inter-crop with cassava to maximise ur annual profit

Not a good move. From a ROI standpoint, maize beats cassava hands down. No contest.

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Omo9ja147(m): 11:02pm On Apr 23, 2022
northbird:


Not a good move. From a ROI standpoint, maize beats cassava hands down. No contest.
not correct... Cassava is the new blood money....

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by bigdot1759(m): 7:01am On Apr 24, 2022
Omo9ja147:
not correct... Cassava is the new blood money....
he's new to farming

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by SpecialAkin12: 9:35am On Apr 24, 2022
Following
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by northbird: 11:14am On Apr 24, 2022
bigdot1759:

he's new to farming

You are the rookie. Figures don't lie. Get the price/ton of cassava and maize and compare.
I repeat again, from a ROI standpoint. Maize beats cassava hands down.

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by dragon2(m): 3:59pm On Apr 24, 2022
what's the fertilizer cost in your area (NPK and Urea) and do you intend to sell some fresh?(maize).
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Leogreat5: 6:57pm On Apr 24, 2022
#25,000 per hectare for ploughing.....I doubt ooo




Tractor has started the first ploughing

N250,000 for the 10 Hecters (N25,000 per Hecter)[/quote]
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Kachifo3: 11:27am On Apr 25, 2022
Leogreat5:
#25,000 per hectare for ploughing.....I doubt ooo




Tractor has started the first ploughing

N250,000 for the 10 Hecters (N25,000 per Hecter)

my dear 25k tractor per hectar shock me ooo,
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Jamestown123: 11:46am On Apr 25, 2022
Kachifo3:


my dear 25k tractor per hectar shock me ooo,
Here in Enugu is 20k per hectare. Be informed abeg. What do u mean you doubt oo?

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by staga: 12:55pm On Apr 25, 2022
Jamestown123:
Here in Enugu is 20k per hectare. Be informed abeg. What do u mean you doubt oo?

They are doubting the price because they have never hired tractors before. Does tractor run on water? The diesel they use is now N800 per litre, up from N290 in September 2021. Only those actively farming know the cost of inputs. The rest know nothing.

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Ameboperoo(m): 1:22pm On Apr 25, 2022
Jamestown123:
Here in Enugu is 20k per hectare. Be informed abeg. What do u mean you doubt oo?
I think he meant the price is even cheap.
Is the 25k for only ploughing or the 2 operations?
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by willybaby(m): 2:51pm On Apr 25, 2022
Kachifo3:


my dear 25k tractor per hectar shock me ooo,
cheap or what, diesel price more shocking
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by willybaby(m): 2:51pm On Apr 25, 2022
staga:


They are doubting the price because they have never hired tractors before. Does tractor run on water? The diesel they use is now N800 per litre, up from N290 in September 2021. Only those actively farming know the cost of inputs. The rest know nothing.
exactly sir
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Jamestown123: 7:47pm On Apr 25, 2022
Ameboperoo:

I think he meant the price is even cheap.
Is the 25k for only ploughing or the 2 operations?
No, it's just for ploughing alone. In Benue state, it's 10 to 15k per day.
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by willybaby(m): 8:21am On Apr 26, 2022
Jamestown123:
No, it's just for ploughing alone. In Benue state, it's 10 to 15k per day.
WHERE
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Nobody: 3:49pm On Apr 26, 2022
Today's update on 10 Hecters maize cultivation

Harrowing of the land ended yesterday at the price of N25k per Hecter. N250k for the 10 Hecters

Planting and spraying of chemicals is the next which is likely to happen this week.

Will be back with next update
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Kachifo3: 7:48pm On Apr 26, 2022
Jamestown123:
Here in Enugu is 20k per hectare. Be informed abeg. What do u mean you doubt oo?

Which Enugu?
internet farmer, Enugu that I dey or Another Enugu?

it's obvious you don't know the different between a hectare and a plot.
A hectare is 15plots..
That's what a tractor collect 20k to plough.?with this current high cost of diesel.
mind you plough is more expensive than harrow..
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Doctorgid: 5:29pm On Apr 27, 2022
Kedoty:
Today's update on 10 Hecters maize cultivation

Harrowing of the land ended yesterday at the price of N25k per Hecter. N250k for the 10 Hecters

Planting and spraying of chemicals is the next which is likely to happen this week.

Will be back with next update
Following. Success in your business

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Bodex2000(m): 9:46am On Apr 28, 2022
Following. Please I want to rent land and farm since ASUU are still celebrating their annual festival.

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Nobody: 2:37pm On May 01, 2022
Today's update on 10 Hecters of maize cultivation

Planting of maize stared yesterday. (30/4/22)

The seed we are planting is called SEEDCO (Hybrid seed)
The price is N1700 per KG and we are using 200k for the 10 Hecters, that will give us 1700 x 200 = N340k

Labourer that is doing the planting charged N10,000 per Hecter which gives us N100k for the 10 Hecters

Next update will be spraying of chemicals which will be coming soon.

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Nobody: 3:17pm On May 01, 2022
northbird:


Not a good move. From a ROI standpoint, maize beats cassava hands down. No contest.

Cassava is an oil well now

Guess how much each basin of cassava on the ground is?
You can harvest as many as, they come to the farm to carry it themselves

4k/basin

Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by Nobody: 3:22pm On May 01, 2022
northbird:


Not a good move. From a ROI standpoint, maize beats cassava hands down. No contest.

He said to maximize annual profit from both produces and he is correct.

I have been making the mistake of one crop (potatoes) until I intercropped with maize last year, this year I'm repeating the intercropping.

During harvest, anam aga muna onye ha muna onye ha grin

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Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by northbird: 3:54pm On May 01, 2022
@ kedoty. Good job boss. On the update, I was expecting Pioneer for the seeds, have you used this seedco before? , which particular seedco number? I have heard of it too.

As regards the planting, why opting for manual labour as against the planter machine? Any reasons.
Re: My Experience Cultivating 10 Hecters (25 Acres) Of Maize Farm Land by letsfarmnigeria: 6:08pm On May 01, 2022
If you want to go big inter cropping maize and cassava is not a good move , if you are working on 10 hectares and target 2 circle planting then it's very good to stay on Maize alone as Cassava inter cropped with Maize will make management of the Maize poor and the plan of 2 circle will not work.

Then again if you got a tractor at this time for 25k on 1 hectare I will advice you stick with which ever person gave such price because with the recent price of diesel prices now range between 35-40k for hectare with high connection can one get 30k things are really high this year for farmers you need to really plan well

Even the prices of chemical is not smiling nor prices of fertilizer and if you don't use fertilizer no need going big cos there will definitely be uneven or poor yield and if you use manual weeding on a large scale you will increase your labour cost and reduce your profitability so this time deep planing is required to make excellent profit

Op good job many will still learn from you , please always try and add pics update to help many newbie

You can also watch and subscribe to my channel to learn more on our practical farming solutions

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