Dry Beans Case Study

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DRY BEAN Market for Dry beans 1. Marketing of dry beans is to do with establishing a potential market for the dry beans produced is to engage in the commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold. 2. Beans are produced and an order is placed beforehand in supermarkets and in whole sales. 3. Some of the beans are exported to other countries for further processing and caning purposes. 4. In Komatidraai farm a potential market is established before planting the beans as it helps the farmer to know which cultivar is in demand in the market and he will also know and produce according to his target. 5. During harvesting season a pack house or store room available and clean, where the beans will be sorted in…show more content…
In this farm the production is doubled annually Weakness -Dry beans are highly attacked by a number of pest and diseases that will results in lost in quality and yield. Opportunity -Planting of new varieties that are more resistant to a number of pests and diseases. Threat Climatic conditions especially in winter where is being experienced while dry beans are highly tolerant to frost. SOIL REQUIREMENTS FOR DRY BEANS • Dry beans can be well cultivated in well-drained soil, since poorly drained soils cause soil borne diseases and beans are sensitive to waterlogging soils. • Dry beans must be cultivated in soils with 60-90cm deep. • Hutton soil and Mayo soils available in Komatidraai farm are suitable for the production of dry beans since they have a clay percentage of 17-20%. • Hutton and Mayo soils have a good water holding capacity and beans grow well in this two types of soils. • Sandy soils have a low fertility level and can problems such as nematodes, but in Komatidraai we don’t have sandy soils, we have Hutton & Mayo soils which are best for the production of…show more content…
It requires the strongest tractor with the double powers from up front wheels to back wheels. This is the toughest process in land preparation and it is followed by disc plough. Disc plough Disc plough is usually used as a second implement directly after the Mould board plough. It softens the soil after being break by the first implement, making sure that the compaction of the clods is completely destroyed. Chisel plough is the implement that is used to plough deep into a depth of the restrictive layers, it is the implement that plough deep down the soil to loosen the compact restrictive layers to ensure improved infiltration rate of the soil and root development. TYPES OF IMPLEMENTS USED DURING SECONDARY TILLAGE Rotavator it is the implement used to level the seedbed while breaking the small clods creating a smooth level seedbed, it function as a rag leaving the seedbed clean with no clods. Ridger is the implement used to create the ridges of the seedbed while it is also helps to increase the effective rooting depth and drainage of the soil. Furrow opener this implement has been used for a very long time especially during the times of furrow/ flood irrigation, even in the modern.

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