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How to retain lucrative EU rose cut flowers market    

Rose flower farmers need measures to fight against the False Codling Moth (FCM) to retain and expand the lucrative European Union market. Three years ago,…

How to grow sorghum and know the different varietys

Sorghum can be planted as a pure stand or intercropped with maize, beans, and cowpeas. Variety of sorghum Your choice will depend on what you…

How to keep records on your farm

An old adage from my folks can loosely be translated as, ‘businesses fail because of poor accounting’. Contemporary business practices also emphasise the need to…

How to lime and test your soil

Modern ways of testing soils are quicker and more affordable, ensuring more convenience for farmers. One of the parameters tested is soil pH. A soil…

How to grow corriander on your small space

With the Covid-19 lockdowns, many people will be spending more time at home. This is, therefore, the perfect time to start your mobile garden venture…

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,…

How to grow turmeric

Despite the lucrative returns of over Ksh500,0000 from half-anacre, turmeric is not as widely grown by Kenyan farmers as other high-value crops in the medicinal…

How to grow and market Gooseberry.

Oblivious of the bitter cold, Mr Stephen Mwanzia, a farmer, tends to a fruit crop whose value to many Kenyans remains unclear. Together with his…

How to deal with ticks on your farm

Of all the animal parasites, ticks are one of the most stubborn. They are a menace and can cause havoc of monumental propositions despite their miniature stature.

10 ways to deal with slugs and snails on the farm

These pests can be a nuisance on the farm when they invade in large numbers. They consume several times their body weight each day and often hide on the undersides of leafy greens.

8 tips to becoming a healthier farmer

It is surprising that farmers grow food and keep animals to feed millions of people yet they  are not the healthiest. Eating healthier food is…

Wheat researchers set to meet Virtually in October.

The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) virtual technical workshop was supposed to take place in Norwich, United Kingdom, earlier this year but was postponed due…

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….

Storing greens during times of scarcity

With rains having pounded most parts of the country recently, there is bound to be a surplus supply of vegetables in the markets and producer…

Banana Farming secrets revealed

Below is a general guide on bananas, their classification, growth, and management all through to maturity and harvesting. Classification Bananas are from the family Musaceae….

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