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GMO maize seeds to be released for planting in next year’s long rains season

Several farmers will be able to access certified GMO maize seeds for planting during the 2023 long rains season, once 11 metric tonnes of the…

Farmers in Laikipia move in droves to register for fertilizer purchases

The final week of September saw more than 100 farmers in the county show up to register. Consequently, this saw the allocation of 550 get…

PESTS AND DISEASES THAT AFFECT PASSION FRUIT

Nearly all passion fruit growing areas in Kenya are infested with the woodiness viral disease, USAid-Kaves says. This and other pests and diseases limit the…

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…

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…

Vermicomposting coffee waste into nutrient-rich fertiliser

Relief is in the offing for coffee factories in Kenya, which have been struggling with mounds of coffee wastes in their compound. This is following…

Can Eating millet reduce cases of heart diseases

Eating more millet can lower the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Overall, millet diets reduce blood cholesterol by eight per cent, from high to normal….

Insects in animal feed

The increase in animal feed prices and general shortage has caused concern for the product in the Kenyan market. Livestock keepers and animal feed manufacturers…

Noctovi -controlling the fall armyworm in crops

A scientific study found that ablend of naturally occurring moth attractants, is effective when controlling the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Brazil marketed the product under…

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…

How to make your own natural pesticides

The best time to spray is early in the morning and evening to avoid disintegration from the sun and to kill predators and beneficial insects….