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Category: The Agronomist

MANAGING BLACK-LEAF STREAK DISEASE IN BANANAS

This disease can reduce the weight of your banana bunch by up to 50 per cent and result in over 60 percent loss in production

Bayer donates Ksh100m pesticides to fight desert locusts

According to the latest Pesticide Reference Group (PRG) report, the Kenya received 120,000 litres Deltamethrin valued at Ksh70 million, with Uganda getting 50,000 litres of…

Is your farm produce free of aflatoxins?

There are 14 types  of aflatoxins but four – B1, B2, G1, and G2 are particularly dangerous to humans and animals. Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1), a…

Say Goodbye to Downy Mildew in rose stems

Downy mildew, Peronospora sparsa, is among the most feared diseases in industrial rose production in the highland tropics. Outbreaks are triggered when the presence of…

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