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Category: Crops

Banana growth and care for good yields

The banana is one of the most widely consumed and pocket-friendly fruits in the world. It is a perennial crop with high economic importance and…

Telling a good seed from bad

Some unscrupulous businessmen deliberately mix good with bad seeds to make easy money and farmers are advised to avoid seeds that have been divided into…

Horticulture exports to triple in a few years

Kenyan horticultural growers last year earned Ksh153 billion in exports, yet the country exports only 10 per cent of its potential for some commodities. But…

eProd and LendXS in partnership to boost agribusinesses

Agribusinesses, aggregators, and food processors will now be able to better respond to market demands and address the management challenges they face when procuring commodities…

Points to note about fertilisers

Organic and synthetic fertilisers provide nutrients in different ways. Nutrients in organic fertilisers are not water soluble and are released slowly over months or years….

Scientists develop new coconut multiplication technique

Scientists at the Alliance of Bioversity International have developed a cloning technique that will help multiply coconut seedlings faster and conserve their genetic resources. Coconuts…

Woes in Nakuru due to poor maize harvest

Nakuru county is a regular when it comes to high maize production. However current predictions have the county anticipating a poor harvest for the crop….

Bomet Governor promises to improve ease of Agriculture

The Governor of Bomet, Hillary Barchok has taken office for his second term and his first actions are within to fight poverty and turning around…

Coffee sector in Kirinyaga puts hopes in new government

Coffee farmers in Kirinyaga are hopeful that the new government will help save their sector. Farmers from the area believe that coffee farming is highly…

Turmeric the golden spice of life

It is said to aid in healing wounds, cuts and burns due to its natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties; it boosts the immune system and…

Plans for maize flour subsidy

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya¬†promised to conduct an audit of millers contracted to provide subsidized maize. On Wednesday, a day after the general election, CS…

Crop grafting; the future of increased yield?

Farmers over decades have embraced grafting as a way to blend plant varieties. Essentially grafting takes the makeup of two crops, places them together in…

Enhancing the ability of your soil to hold water

Soil health, quality and water holding capacity is a critical factor in building a productive and resource-efficient farm. Enhancing your soil water holding capacity, increases…

How to control fall army worms

Recently, FAW has spread to Southern and Eastern Africa and has brought havoc to maize farmers. In Kenya, the fall armyworm (Spodopterafrugiperda) is becoming a…

WHOLE GRAIN DIETS HEALTHY

People eating whole grain foods have a reduced risk of almost all the chronic diseases and are less likely to gain weight as they age,…