Common name Wheat
Scientific name Triticum
Family name Poaceae
Wheat is a cereal grain grown all over the world during the cooler months of the year-especially in Zimbabwe.
It is of the genus Triticum (family Poaceae) and several varieties have been developed across the world, where they are grown, depending on the soils and climatic conditions-which eventually determine the nutritional content of the harvested wheat.
Typical variety uses include:
- Triticum aestivum, is a hard wheat used for making bread, fine cakes and related products,
- Triticum durum, used for pasta (spaghetti and macaroni) and related products,
- Triticum compactum, used for making soft products such as starch, paste, malt, dextrose, gluten, alcohol (whiskey and beer,
The grain, the bran (the residue from milling), and the vegetative plant parts from wheat are used to make valuable livestock feed.
The iQFarmer wheat manual will introduce you to the value chain of cotton farming, and the cropping program will also give you a production cost analysis for decision making:
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