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Moringa: Easy Air Layering

What is air layering?In general, layering is a method of rooting a plant stem whilst it is still attached to the mother plant. After rooting, the rooted stem is detached from the mother plant and it becomes a separate plant. Air layering of a plant is a way of clonal propagation, which means that the new […]

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How to Grow Moringa from Cuttings

Moringa is easily propagated by stem cuttings. Propagating plants from cuttings has 2 distinct advantages: No 1. Clonal propagation.Producing plants from cuttings is a means of clonal propagation. This means that the new plant will have the exact same traits than that of the mother plant it was taken from. This enables the farmer to […]

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Growing Moringa oleifera from seed

Moringa is easily propagated by seed.Selecting your seedA wide variety of different hybrid and non-hybrid seed are commercially available, this would include pkm1 and pkm2.  Try to purchase seed from a reputable seed supplier, and make sure the seed has a high germination rate. A good germination rate would be between 85 and 95%. It […]

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Writing a production plan for Moringa

Why Moringa? Moringa oleafera is often referred to as the “miracle tree”. This refers to the nutritional content of 21 amino acids, proteins and natural antibiotics in the leaves and seed, as well as all the other potential uses of the tree. This reference is sometimes misplaced and the tree is seen as a vehicle to […]

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