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Preparing for Zimbabwe's Summer Cropping Season

The ingredients are all there for a successful 2016-17 agricultural season but farmers need to start preparing now so that they are not found wanting when the time to plant their crops arrives. The Meteorological Services Department has forecast a normal to above normal rainfall season with the rains already having started lashing parts of the country.

While the MSD has cautioned against early planting, saying the current rains do not signal the start of the rainy season, farmers should ensure they have the necessary inputs and machinery to till the land. They should also get their fields ready for planting bearing in mind that the season is likely to be wet and long.

Jo Prendergast

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