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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 8:52pm On Dec 11, 2022
After the germination of the seed the first insecticide spraying should occur not more than 5days. This boost the seedling growth and deter early insect attack which hinder adequate growth of the plant. I use vanguish insecticide which contains acetamiprid and cypermethrin and is very effective.

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 8:59pm On Dec 11, 2022
Spraying of Okro plant should be done once a week and followed religiously.

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 9:01pm On Dec 11, 2022
I hope am passing across good information if not please let me know and like if am doing

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 10:33am On Dec 12, 2022
A basket of Okro is sold right now for 5000 naira chai God is wonderful this same basket that went for 500 in October during glut. My guys consistency is the name of the game o keeping working

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by MrBONE2(m): 11:23am On Dec 12, 2022
Pitch my mat here, Good work done here Bwana, Emma following
May Great One makes you have bumper harvest
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Redomi(m): 12:51pm On Dec 12, 2022
willybaby:
tete normally starts germination the very next day if watered properly while okra takes atleast 3 days to germinate.
ha, mine started the fourth day

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 12:47am On Dec 15, 2022
To get a bumper harvest ensure weeds do not compete with your Okro plants. Unlike tomato which herbicide cannot be used for control spraying we use glyphosate herbicide to control weeds in Okro as long as you spray carefully.
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 12:49am On Dec 15, 2022
If you are using the same knapsack sprayer to spray insecticide and also for herbicide please ensure you wash the sprayer thoroughly anytime you’re to apply insecticide on the farm. I know farmers who got wrecked just through this alone.

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 12:51am On Dec 15, 2022
If you follow all this guide to the letter you will succeed in this venture. The floor is open for questions
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Akinola100: 2:31am On Dec 15, 2022
What is the name of this okro variety. Anyone? cheesy

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 8:45am On Dec 15, 2022
This is a lady finger. It looks very good because:
1. There is no competition with other plant and lady finger are very vigorous in growth
2. The soil must be very good to support this kind of growth but mind you if your Okro is just full of leaves I don’t think it will produce Okro very much and that’s why you need to know when to apply fertilizer and when not too!
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by markkyony(m): 2:53pm On Dec 15, 2022
Where can we get the lady finger seeds?
Can we also plant fresh seeds?
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 10:10pm On Dec 15, 2022
No you can’t plant the fresh seed. I do sell but harvesting of the dry Okro pod as not commenced and it will actually undergo some processes before it will be ready for planting like shelling of Okro pod and sorting out bad seeds.
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by markkyony(m): 4:07pm On Dec 16, 2022
Ok thanks
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 7:55am On Dec 17, 2022
The fertilizer application in Okro depends on your soil composition if the soil is rich with nutrients you will apply just once and that will be at 45 days after planting but if the soil is deficient two times application will have to be done

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 7:57am On Dec 17, 2022
The first application will be btw 20-30 days after planting and NPK 20:10:10 should be used

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 7:58am On Dec 17, 2022
The second application will be btw 45-50 days after planting this is to lengthen the life span of the plant and produce pods vigorously. Urea fertilizer should be used
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 8:00am On Dec 17, 2022
For a one time application use only NPK 20:10:10
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Aquadude16: 11:24am On Dec 17, 2022
Jub101:
The second application will be btw 45-50 days after planting this is to lengthen the life span of the plant and produce pods vigorously. Urea fertilizer should be used
Good morning and weldone sir.
Why do you prefer a higher nitrogen fertilizer for your okro?
Why using urea during fruiting stage??
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Omo9ja147(m): 10:23pm On Dec 17, 2022
Jub101:
Herbicide containing glyphosate should be used with dimethyl amine (popularly know as 2-4D) in the ratio 200ml to 50ml respectively in a 20L knapsack sprayer.
y are u mixing glyphosate and 2,4_D
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 2:57pm On Dec 19, 2022
Aquadude16:

Good morning and weldone sir.
Why do you prefer a higher nitrogen fertilizer for your okro?
Why using urea during fruiting stage??
Okro unlike tomato produces pod as it grows so the leaves needs to be maintained which is why we use urea based fertilizer. The overall type of fertilizer use is actually dependent on your soil so you need to do soil test to know how to go about it

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 2:59pm On Dec 19, 2022
Omo9ja147:
y are u mixing glyphosate and 2,4_D
So as for the herbicide to work more efficiently and kill all weeds irrespective of their type.
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Aquadude16: 7:27pm On Dec 19, 2022
Jub101:

Okro unlike tomato produces pod as it grows so the leaves needs to be maintained which is why we use urea based fertilizer. The overall type of fertilizer use is actually dependent on your soil so you need to do soil test to know how to go about it
Thanks for the explanation sir
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Kobojunkie: 3:02am On Dec 20, 2022
Jub101:
Planting of Okro begins for me immediately after the end of harmattan most likely in the mid of February as I am located in Iwo Osun state south west this February planting is for those who have water logged area or those that can irrigate their farms before the onset of rain.
Can't this crop be cultivated throughout the year? undecided
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by FarmTech(m): 8:13am On Dec 20, 2022
Jub101:
Use imiforce insecticide as white fly is the main insect that disturbs a lot during this period. 25ml in 20L knapsack sprayer is good
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I think it is best to start with the lowest recommended dosage of 0.25ml per L. If that doesn't work effectively, the farmer can gradually increase it to maximum recommended dossage of 0.5ml per L.
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From my experience, you will need less pesticide if you water the plants very well and fertilize well.
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by FarmTech(m): 8:20am On Dec 20, 2022
Jub101:
A basket of Okro is sold right now for 5000 naira chai God is wonderful this same basket that went for 500 in October during glut. My guys consistency is the name of the game o keeping working
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Can you post a pic of the basket?

Jub101:
Spraying of Okro plant should be done once a week and followed religiously.
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My side is once every 4 days bc of pest pressure.

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by FarmTech(m): 8:23am On Dec 20, 2022
Jub101:
If you are using the same knapsack sprayer to spray insecticide and also for herbicide please ensure you wash the sprayer thoroughly anytime you’re to apply insecticide on the farm. I know farmers who got wrecked just through this alone.
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I won't even advice using 1 sprayer oo. Too risky. Every farmer shud have 2.

Jub101:
To get a bumper harvest ensure weeds do not compete with your Okro plants. Unlike tomato which herbicide cannot be used for control spraying we use glyphosate herbicide to control weeds in Okro as long as you spray carefully.
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Paraquat is what I use. It is safer and effective. Plants' roots can absorb glyphosate.

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Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 9:19am On Dec 20, 2022
Thank you all for coming on this trend we are all here to learn
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 9:23am On Dec 20, 2022
FarmTech:

Paraquat is what I use. It is safer and effective. Plants' roots can absorb glyphosate.
The reason why you can’t use Paraguay is because it burns the stem of the plant and disrupt the flow of nutrient from the root also when the plant starts producing pod due to the burn on the stem is breaks off at the spot of contact with paraquat. Am talking from my personal experience sir
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 9:27am On Dec 20, 2022
The only time we use paraquat is when harvesting as commenced up to half and the stem of the Okro plant as matured that paraquat cannot have effect on the plant stem anymore.
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 9:31am On Dec 20, 2022
Kobojunkie:
Can't this crop be cultivated throughout the year? undecided
It can sir but the harmattan period affects the production of pod. During this period production is very little as the pod drys off before it becomes Okro.
Re: Diary Of An Okro Farmer by Jub101(m): 9:33am On Dec 20, 2022
And seeds do not also germinate during this period and even when they do growth is very stunted.

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