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How to harvest

As a rule harvesting is done by hand. This work can be improved by using better tools, for example: a three- pronged lifting fork or hook for lifting cassava; a sickle for cutting rice; a scythe for cutting grass fodder.


Harvesting must be done at the right moment when the crop is quite ripe.

For example:

The fruits of the oil palm cut at the right moment yield more oil.

If you harvest cotton too late, part of the cotton has already fallen to the ground. It is dirty and sells for less.

If sorghum or millet is harvested too late, the grains fall to the ground and are lost.