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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...

Why you need to switch to chisel ploughing

Good land preparation is a key factor in good crop yields. Wellprepared soil ensures good water retention and drainage, as it controls weeds and...

Greening arid Turkana the Israeli way

Mention Turkana County and what spring to mind are images of a vast barren land where the only surviving vegetation is the drought-tolerant acacia...

Governments urged to set up Agricultural Production and Processing Zones

County and national governments have been urged to consider setting up agricultural production and processing zones where investors willing to invest in food production...

Tea farmers and staff of factory tree farms to benefit from Financial Literacy programe

About 330,000 smallholder tea farmers and staff of factory tree farms countrywide are set to benefit from Financial Literacy programme be The Kenya Tea...

The wonders of radish for your health and pocket.

At about one-and-a-half feet tall, the evenly distributed vegetation beckons from a distance. And as you get closer, they appear to be changing in...

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...

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...

Worrying levels of Aflatoxin

Aflatoxin prevalence is so acute in Kenya that some major industries would be forced to shut down, if international standards were to be strictly...

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...

Is sugar beet the solution to Kenya’s sugar woes?

For years now, Kenya has been grappling with a litany of crises that continue to afflict the sugar sector. They range from low production,...

Tractors for hire at the click of your phone

In Nairobi and other towns in Kenya, a new trend is catching on – the Uber phenomenon. Today, many people who had never used...

Hermetic bags solution to postharvest losses

It’s the dream of every farmer to realise a bumper harvest and sell produce at a good price. At times, storing the crop to...

Climbing bean: A quick money Spinner

Mr Finelius Irungu has finally found his dream crop – climbing beans. For years, this tea farmer in Murang’a County had been going through...

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...

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Vital tips from urban dairy farmer’s success

for the rest of the month and year and tell mAs we drive on the dirt road off Kiminini shopping centre, in Trans Nzoia...

State-of-the-art hatchery in Naivasha for indigenous chickens

It takes a 15-minute drive from Naivasha Town to reach this highly guarded farm with a conspicuous ‘Mbwa Kali’ sign at the main gate. In...

Potato farmers to benefit from new Nyandarua reasearch and production centre

Potato farmers are set to benefit from the construction of a research and production centre in Nyandarua County, which will guarantee farmers quality, climate,...

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