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Category: Horticulture

Economic downfall for agricultural machinery in Italy

The economic downturn is reflected in the market for agricultural machinery, which is declining for all types, yet sales volumes are still good. In the…

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. By…

Walking the talk: civil servant transforms rugged land into paradise

Their shamba is a prototype of Israel, a tiny Middle East nation, which through the use of good agricultural practices, regulations and scientific innovation, has…

University takes bold steps into the future with mushroom growing

The mushroom is a plant whose benefits to the body and mind are numerous. It also affords an excellent revenue generation opportunity for those with…

Sugar snap peas snapping up farmers’ interest

They resemble the more common garden peas popularly known as minji, but while sugar snap peas have an edible pod and is less fibrous, the…

Food Safety

When was the last time you asked about the source of that fruit salad you enjoy after every meal? Are the tomatoes and kales you…

How to grow, transplant, harvest and cure onions

There is no shortcut to success with onion growing. For you to get a good harvest, you must perfect the processes and follow them religiously,…

7 things to consider before going into greenhouse farming

Greenhouse farming is a fast-growing trend in Kenya with many small and large scale farmers investing in the technology. Before the introduction of this concept,…

Why Tanzanian onions are preferred

Farmers have been wondering what makes Tanzanian onions popular with consumers and why are they cheaper?  Ms Grace Awuor has been to the onion growing…

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…