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Hydroponics: Growing crops without soil

The less than 10-minute drive to Lake Flower Company located at the heart of the sprawling Kihoto Estate in Naivasha is nothing to write...

New pest ‘spreading rapidly’ wreaks havoc on crops

There is a new threat to maize production. Coming hot on the heels of highly-destructive pests and diseases such as Tuta Absoluta and the...

Tips on Growing Bananas

Varieties of bananas found in Kenya are ‘Muraru’, ‘Kiganda’, ‘Sukari’ among others and they are adopted to various agro-ecological zones. They can be eaten...

Flower farming not only for the rich

Maize, beans, wheat, potatoes, coffee and tea are among crops grown by just any farmer. But when one thinks of flowers, what comes to...

Potato farming under siege from new pest

A new pest poses a major threat to potato farming in the country. Potato Cyst Nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis), commonly called PCN, was first discovered...

A grain silo that’s godsend to smallholders

Storing a smallholder’s grain, especially maize, for the family’s consumption, has always been a major challenge, with weevils, rats and all sorts of pests...

Potassium: The forgotten soil nutrient that is key to increased yield

September of 2016 is a month Mr Partimayo Katamoki is not likely to forget soon. It was his season for a bumper harvest far...

Aphids, the sap sucking disasters

It is a common sight in many crop farms that cause a lot of irritation, distress and disappointment – vegetable leaves or plants curl...

Growing spinach and overcoming challenges for good returns.

Spinach is a vegetable, whose market is always guaranteed locally, and it fetches better prices than similar vegetables such as kale. However, many...

Retired police officer finds solace in growing oranges

When he retired ten years ago, Police Constable Bernard Muhia did not know how and where to invest his lifetime savings and retirement money....
Delegates from over 60 countries that Kenya exports flowers attend expo-IFTEX.

Delegates from over 60 countries that Kenya exports flowers attend expo-IFTEX.

Kenya held the 7th international flower trade expo-IFTEX held at Oshwal and Religious Centre, Westlands Nairobi. The occasion opened doors to over 6000 delegates...

Wheat Farming in Kenya

Wheat is the second most important cereal grain in Kenya after maize. Wheat farming in Kenya is largely done for commercial purposes on a...

Pest attacks set to rise due to climate change

pest attacks are bound to increase as climate change adversely affects agriculture, researchers at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in...

Cassava peels as livestock fodder

Cassava is gaining serious recognition these days. Aside from being food for humans and a possible alternative to maize as an industrial crop for...

Vegetables saved my life and keep me healthy

He is one of the few people in the world who suffer from Dermatological Myositis, an auto immune disease, which is a devastating illness....