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How to raise your chicks (pullet) to be the best producers

The body weight of a chicken and its composition at the beginning of laying are the two main factors that will influence egg size at maturity and the remainder of the laying period. According to Mr Douglas Malala, the national services manager of Evonix...

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 farmers avoid it after the first trial due to challenges associated with the crop. “I planted about 200 plants in...

Secrets of getting maximum return from Macadamia tree

Despite macadamia being a lucrative cash crop, many farmers do not receive maximum returns, due to errors of omission and commission, says agriculturist Wambui Rigaga, the head of the Agriculture and Nurseries Department at Afrimac Nuts Company. Though a mature tree can produce between 80kg...

Yes, you can earn from growing Managu

Many people who grew up upcountry always knew ‘managu’ as among traditional vegetables that grew on farms with careless abandon and the abundance of weeds. No one gave the vegetables such as managu (African nightshade), terere (amaranth), sagek or sagaa (spider plant) among others,...

How to Plant Potatoes

PICKING THE RIGHT POTATO 1.1. Pick potatoes according to their growth period Potatoes are classified according to the length of time they take to mature, which can be influenced by weather. Early seed potatoes mature in 60-110 days. Planted towards the end of March, they are...

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NEW PHONE APP GUIDES PASTORALISTS TO GREEN PASTURES AND WATER.

Afriscout – a revolutionary phone application for pastoralists to find pasture and water using the power of satellite and mobile technology has been  launched...

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...

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