Farm produce, their harvest and storage seasons

Every farm produce has its harvest seasons which every farmer should be aware of.

Farm produce, their harvest and storage seasons

This is applicable in the storage system of agricultural business and the pattern is still the same. The circle and season, it is one constant business. The only thing that changes is how the price fluctuates year in and year out.

Harvest season is the season for storing as much as you want. A month or two weeks before planting season itself is the perfect time to sell.

- In January, yam is up for storage.

- In March, you can start selling the yam gradually or cut and dry them to sell as yam flour by June - you can store cashew nuts.

-In April/May, palm oil is up for storage to be sold from November. This same time is for Bitter kola too.

- In June, in some places unripe plantain, is up for cutting and drying to be sold as plantain flour when plantain becomes expensive from December to March the following year. On this one, you have to be very careful as there will be no much sun to dry them.

- In July, Egusi is beginning to come up for storage to be sold from January/February/March or even June if you have patience the following year.

- In August, onions is up for storage. To be sold in December.

- In October and November, corn and rice are up for storage from February the following year.

- In December, ginger, beans, garri, soya beans, bambara nuts (okpa seed) are up for storage to be sold from March - June or even October the following year.

As you read through carefully, you will understand that the period they are up for storage is their harvest season, and they are up for sale in the planting season.

These two seasons vary from state to state and are determined by soil nutrients. One vital aspect of storage is knowing when to stop buying.

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