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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….

How to use seedling trays for better germination and returns

With 2000 seedling trays, each holding 200 seedlings, a  young farmer produces 400,000 plants monthly from a 100m x 100m piece of land and earns…

How to grow and market strawberries

What Variety should you choose? There are 42 varieties in Kenya, but the Chandler has the highest demand. It is high-yielding and produces large and…

How to tackle soil-borne diseases

You have done everything possible, including using enough fertiliser, top dressing, foliar feed, herbicides, fungicides and all, and even ensured your plants are well watered,…

Tips on how to be successful in Tilapia farming.

One of the most popular species in fish farming in various parts of the country is the delicious tilapia. Tilapia are a group of fresh…

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