1.PLANTAIN SUCKERS,2.HYBRID TENERA OIL PALM,(starts fruiting at 3'/2 years),3.FIELD PLANTING,4. TRAINING,5.INDUSTRIAL SLASHING,6.WRITING OF FEASIBILITY REPORT 7.ETC.
As can be seen from our array of pictures, PIC 1 is just 4 month old Plantain and without gain saying,it can be seen that it is doing brilliantly well.
PIC.2. is 3 weeks old and it is equally doing well due to the treatment we gave to them.
PIC.3.is a newly dressed, treated and planted macro sucker. People commonly say plantain farming is profitable. Yes we also agree but this can only be achieved if the plantation is well maintained. We don't just dress and plant suckers ,we also treat them against NEMATODES, PESTS and VIRUS DISEASES that usually cause the leaves of plantain to wither and turn dry at early stage thereby hindering production.Nematodes are soil borne and they destroy the roots of plants and when the foundation is destroyed what can the righteous do ?
The good thing about plantain is that it becomes self sustaining after the first year; meaning that after one year the leaves must have formed enough canopies to disallow obnoxious weed growth.You harvest more and maintain less.
About 700 suckers will plant one acre of land and at harvest one will equally have about 700 bunches to sell at an average price of#1,000 depending on your market.Though the harvest may not be at the same time.If you sell at farm gate it may be lower and if you have a market in town or your own sales outlet you can sell at a higher price depending on your location.You can't compare price of plantain at Oke odo market near Iyana Ipaja with Alade market in lkeja.ln the same vein, you cannot compare the price plantain will sell at Ogba Sunday market with the price it will sell at lkoyi or at Big supermarkets.And the more you scale up in the value chain, the more profit you make.If you process into chips you'll make more than selling at produce level.Giving you a simple illustration;A good bunch has about 30 fingers.A good finger can give you a chip of #100×30=3000. (Gross sales) from a single bunch.
OIL PALM PLANTATION.
PIC.4.is 4 years old and has started carrying bunches.
Gone were the days when oil palm would take about 8 years before producing.
OIL PALM business is discussed in hectares.(2'/2 acres)
An hectare takes just between 143 and 150 seedlings. A sound and unadulterated seedling sells between #400 and #600 depending on the age.
Pls! and pls! don't go for cheaper but adulterated seedling.
A single palm produces about 10 bunches in a year, lf you sell a bunch at farm gate price of #700×10=7,000×150=#1,050,000. So if your plan is to set up a business that will generate #10m/year. Just establish ten hectares of oil palm.
OTHER THINGS THAT WE DO.
We carry out industrial Slashing and maintenance of oil pipe lines, NEPA high tension lines slashing and maintenance, large piece of land for industrial use.
TRAINING-We carry out training from time to time on major agricultural investment areas.
Our other services include WRITING AND DEFENDING OF FEASIBILITY REPORT, FARM BUSINESS PLAN, BUSINESS PROPOSALS ETC.
For further enquiries contact us through (zero eight zero three three zero three three zero nine six)( voice call and whatsapp) . .
Agriculture is our Heritage, Our country has all it takes to prosper and have good success in Farming, the soil, climate ,abundant availability of professionals and farm hands.The government has come up with several programmes and incentive to promote Agriculture.The Banks are ready to finance good and serious agro investors.The rest lies with us.
(A graduate of Agric. Engineering with Master's degree in Business Administration(MBA) and currently a post graduate student of Kogi state University. He has about 25 years of practical Farm Management experience