Conservation agriculture

Conservation Agriculture: Benefits Of Leaving Crop Residue On Your Fields

By Jacopo Parigiani, Msc. Water & Land Management As defined by FAO, Conservation Agriculture (CA) aims to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture and subsequently aims at improved livelihoods of farmers through the application of…

French Beans (Mishiri) Farmer In Meru Puts Soil Analysis To The Test

By Oscar Adika Does soil testing really work? Laban Kirimi, a French beans (commonly known as Mishiri) farmer in Meru, put soil analysis to the test and we have the results.. When Laban first tested his soil, he was very enthusiastic to see…
ncpb maize scandal

The NCPB Maize Scandal: What's The Way Forward?

By Agatha Ngotho, Cereal Growers Association The NCPB Maize Scandal in a single quote: "There are traders that just drive in lorries of maize to the depots and intimidate officers at the depots claiming they have a letter of authorization…
Food we eat

OPINION: The Food We Eat Should Inspire Joy, Not Fear

By Jonathan Bardzik Food brings joy. Although lately it feels like food also brings a lot of fear and confusion. What should and shouldn’t we eat? There are seemingly endless new rules and opinions about what will make you healthy and what…
Hugo Wood

Hugo Wood: How I Rose From a Ksh. 25 Million Wheat Loss

By Julius Sigei, Daily Nation In Part one of this series, we skimmed through the incredible 40 -year farming career of Mr. Hugo Wood. What is worth noting is that in 1984, Mr Wood faced an unexpected severe drought  which threatened his young…
Irrigation water quality

Roseto Flowers Invest In Ultra Modern Irrigation Water Management System

FLOWER INDUSTRY NEWS 17th August 2018 In the flower farming industry, high sodium levels in water has been a menace to most growers. Common irrigation water management systems such as Reverse Osmosis (RO) have come in handy to most flower…
Hugo wood Cereal Growers Association CGA

Hugo Wood: My 40-Year Journey In Large scale Farming

FEATURE STORY Driving through Narok county in the month of June guarantees beautiful sceneries thanks to the massive trackfields of wheat whose sight comes close to a beautiful green Persian carpet. Narok is the hub of wheat growing in Kenya.…

Dealing With Fall Army Worm, Copper Deficiency & Stem Rust In Cereal Crops

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture 15th August 2018 Current Fall Armyworm Update Fall Armyworm pressure is manageable in most parts of the country at present, with the exception of hotter areas (>30C) where numbers…
Fall armyworm pesticide

The Big Fall Armyworm Experiment: We Have The Results

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, MSc. Agriculture 10th August 2018 Earlier in the year in #ThinkAgronomy I presented the results from a study of Fall Armyworm that I undertook, examining the effectiveness of different insecticides. One…
solai dam tragedy

Solai Dam Tragedy: What Causes Earthen Dams Embankment To Fail?

Solai dam recently burst amid heavy rains leading to loss of lives, others nursing serious injuries as well as destroying property worth of millions. In another incidence, a dam used to irrigate flower in Limuru broke down its embankment discharging…