|Better Farming Series 07 - Crop Farming (FAO - INADES, 1976, 29 p.)|
|Plan of work|
|How to till|
|With animal power|
|Depth of tillage|
|When to plough|
|When to sow|
|How to sow|
|Sowing in rows|
|Sowing in rows by hand|
|Sowing with animal power|
|Looking after the crops|
|How to harvest|
|How to get a better price for the harvest|
|Grade your crops.|
|Store your harvest well.|
|Farmers get together to sell.|
|Suggested question paper|
Thinning is removing surplus plants.
When you sow in seed holes, you put in four or five seeds. They grow together.
There are too many of them and some must be taken out.
Then the plants that are left can grow better.
As a rule the two best plants in each seed hole are left.
Thinning should be done when the plants have a few leaves, but before they are too big.
In pulling out the surplus plants, the soil is disturbed.
So it must be pressed down again round the plants that are left.
The first weeding and thinning are done at the same time.