How To Start A Profitable Egusi Melon Farming Business In Nigeria

How To Start A Profitable Egusi Melon Farming Business In Nigeria.

How To Start A Profitable Egusi Melon Farming Business In Nigeria.

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Melon Farming Business

 

Egusi Melon Farming Business is a business that is making many investors a constant source of money.
If you are looking for a way to make money from egusi melon farming business then you are the right places.

Read till the end…

PROFIT POTENTIALS OF EGUSI MELON FARMING BUSINESS.

First thing first, if you have it in mind to do this business for a very long time, then you will have to buy a peeling machine off as a fabricator to make a good one for you.
A seed of melon can produce 6-7 pods, and those pods have over 100 seeds in them. 100 X 7 = 700.

How Do I Say this…
The profit is too much. Your main investment will be in the land and labor, after that, your profit is sure.

IMPORTANCE OF EGUSI MELON FARMING BUSINESS.

It eradicates poverty.
Melon Farming creates jobs opportunity.
It creates employment.
It provides food.
Melon serves as a means for foreign exchange for our country.

REQUIREMENT FOR EGUSI MELON FARMING BUSINESS.

There is some basic requirement for setting up a melon farming business anywhere in the country.
They are listed below.

CAPITAL.

This is the first thing to have If you are thinking of starting the egusi melon farm.
Though Egusi melon farming is not demanding in teams of money buy at least a little money is required.
You will need money to buy the melon seeds.
Money might be used to rent or buy a land.
You might need the help of laborers and you will pay them.

 

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LAND FOR EGUSI MELON FARMING.

The land is the major requirement for any farming business in Nigeria. Because of the inability for most younger farmers to get a piece of land for farming, many dreams have been cut-off.

If you have a means of getting land, then a sandy-loamy soil will be good for planting egusi melon.

Egusi melon takes 4 months to get to maturity, so, you can hire a land for this period of time until you are able to buy yours.

FEASIBILITY STUDY.

Before you think setting up egusi melon farming business, a feasibility study is required. You will be investing capital so you should be sure what you are getting into.

The feasibility study will expose to you things you need to know about the egusi melon farming business.

You should try to do it yourself, it will help you with all the need information to kick-start the egusi melon farming business.

FERTILIZER APPLICATION.

The inorganic fertilizer NPK 15 15 15 are used for egusi melon farming but the organic manure is very much advice.
You can get animal dung like the cattle dung, goat dung, birds dung and pig dung as well.

You are expected to spray fertilizer all over the egusi melon farmland before planting, and also you are expected to apply fertilizer regularly during every stage of the farming period.

WEEDING.

Weeding is done 3 weeks after planting date, at this time the crop is 17days old as the weeds.

Weeds are more powerful than the crops, so weed should be done to reduce the rate of competition between the weed and the crop.

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If weeding is not done on time it will reduce the crop growth rate and create a smooth pass way for diseases to attack the melon farm.

MULCHING.

Melon is a crop that does not need excess water for proper growth.
In as much that you did your planting in the raining season, you don’t have to border about getting water for your egusi melon farm.

The melon will still grow well even after 2 weeks of no rain.

DISEASES OF EGUSI MELON FARMING.

The main diseases affecting egusi melon farm is a virus, This virus reduces the yield of the crop by affecting its growth rate.

The crop tends to have a stunted growth, which in the long run affects the productivity and the overall result form the melon farm.

HARVEST OF EGUSI MELON PODS.

Egusi melon pod is harvested after 4 months. The connector that serves as a source of intermediate between the pod and the plant will start to dry up, changing its color to brown.
This stage, the pod that uses to be green in color will start to change color as well.

Most times, rodent tends to attack the melon at this stage, most people will collect the melon and take it to a safe place (far from rodent attack).
The knife will be used to cut every melon pod and then kept for some days (4-6days) for them to act on by food bacterial to get fermented and soft for easy harvest process.

WASHING THE HARVESTED EGUSI MELON SEEDS.

The seeds are been collected from the pod after 4 days, and they are been washed very well to get clean melon seeds.

A lot of water will be needed for washing of this seeds.

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DRY THE HARVESTED EGUSI MELON SEEDS.

After washing, it is time to dry the melon. Dry is a method of preserving the melon from getting spoilt, it this is done very well the melon can lass for over a years without anything doing it.
It is required that you spray the melon seeds under direct sunlight for fast and proper drying.

You will want to take this stage seriously.

STORAGE OF EGUSI MELON SEEDS.

As simple as it has always been even of drug pack.
Store in a cool dry place.

MARKET STRATEGY.

Never hold your money down except you are trading according to market value.
if you have a peeling machine it will be more profitable to sell to those retailers but in a case where you don’t have to can sell as a producer to those peelers that buy unpeel to sell to retailers after peeling them.

 

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

There has never been anything like a small business but a small approach. There is no problem with any business that one is going and not succeeding, the only problem is the way the person is doing it.
Change of idea, style, and the format is always welcome in business. Do not change a business because you think it is not profitable, but rather change the style you have been using for the business and the result is sure to change as well.

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Updated: August 24, 2018 — 11:52 pm

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