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dead, dry aerial parts of plants after their seed, e.g. beans, or tubers, e.g. potatoes, have been harvested.
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As shown in Table (2) the dry matter intake (DMI), digestible dry matter intake and crude protein intake (CPI) of groundnut haulms showed no significant difference if concentrated supplement offered once (1x), twice (2x) or three times (3x) a day.
What's more, continuing blight sprays until all the haulm is completely dead cannot be over emphasised.
Ikhatua UJ and IF Adu A comparative evaluation of the utilization of groundnut haulms and Digitaria smutsii hay by Red Sokoto goats.
As a general rule, it's all right to compost the stalks or haulms, but if there was any sign of disease, eg blight or eelworm, burn the lot or dispose of it in your wheelie bin.
The crop residues produced include straws from barley, finger millet, pearl millet, sorghum, wheat and rice, stover from maize, forage from chick pea and pigeon pea, haulms and meal from groundnuts.
If planning to store healthy potatoes, leave them in the ground for a couple of weeks after the haulms have been removed to allow the skins to harden.
Continue to lift potatoes this month and next when the haulms start to yellow, as there will be no further growth in the tubers.
Potatoes required for storage are left in the ground for a couple of weeks after the haulms have been removed so that the skins can harden.
COMPOST old summer bedding plants along with runner bean stems, potato haulms and cabbage stumps.
However, the quick grower must not be allowed to out-compete the slow grower, and with a sprawling crop such as potatoes intercropping will be less satisfactory as the haulms may smother the intercrop.
No matter how you intend doing this, all tubers for storage should be left in the ground for a couple of weeks after the haulms have been removed to allow the skins to harden.
At the first sign of disease, cut the haulms to ground level and burn, lifting the tubers two weeks later.