Entries by Cropnuts

JULIANI: Youth Can Change The Face Of Agriculture

By JULIANI Talk has been rife of empowering and encouraging youth, many of whom suffer silently under the weight of food insecurity and the high cost of living, to participate in agriculture. Numerous workshops and seminars have been held in the hope of fostering a generation of productive and prosperous young farmers. But are these […]

Setting Up For Top Yields In 2018: Soil Sampling

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist This week in THINK AGRONOMY… Why soil sampling improves profitability How to sample properly Grid vs zone sampling It’s The Planting Season As we approach planting in many areas of Kenya, we are also approaching one of the largest expenditures of the year for most growers. Our costings […]

Women Shine At the Cropnuts Kitale Golf Tournament

Women shone at the Cropnuts golf tournament that was held on Saturday Feb 24th at the Kitale golf club. The tournament is a build up to the TransNzoia Open by the Kenya Golf Union which produces Kenya’s best amateur golfers. Tournament Winners During the Cropnuts golf tournament, Sandhya Shah of handicap 13 emerged winner with […]

Creating Sustainability In The Flower Industry (Part 2)

By Ruth Vaughan In Part 1 of our newsletter, we explored the various farming practices that improve the soil and the environment. In this second issue, we discuss various useful tips on how to maintain flower production over time (without slipping into a dip in production). Be sure to have your thinking cap on and soak […]

Wheat Varieties: What Our Current Research Shows

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist This week I take a look at wheat varieties in anticipation of planting Our latest trials results highlight importance of Nitrogen and Sulphur in Canola Robin Still a solid variety. First registered in 2009, Robin is never going to set the world alight but it has one key […]

Creating Sustainability In The Flower Industry (Part 1)

By Ruth Vaughan, CropNuts Technical Director European flower importers are pushing for their suppliers to be able to demonstrate sustainable policies and practices. The pressure is on.. In order to continue to be economically sustainable one must comply with the market demands and trends or find a new market. From a horticultural view we must […]

Types of Lime And What To Look Out For

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist Last week we looked at the importance of liming and the returns it generates by maximising the efficiency with which nutrients can be used by the crop and improving the root environment for the plant. This week I want to look at the options for correcting pH with […]

Agriculture Needs a Makeover to Lure Young People Back to Farming

By Oscar Adika Rural youth are increasingly abandoning agriculture to work in cities, raising the question who will grow our food in the future? The Young Farmer: An Endangered Species? Africa has the youngest population in the world. 60% of Africa’s 1.26 billion people is under 24 years. That translates to 756 million of us. […]

Are You Missing Out On Liming?

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist In this Think Agronomy issue: Are you diagnosing Fall Armyworm correctly in Sorghum? The benefits of liming and why it remains the most cost effective input Getting The Basics Right The importance of getting the basics right in farming is something I often talk about in #THINKAGRONOMY newsletters. Having […]

4 Ways The Smart Phone Is Changing Modern Agriculture

It doesn’t matter what you do: Whether you are a Business exec, farmer, CEO, kange, student – we all use the smart phone to enhance our daily lives. It’s really exciting to see farmers on the front line in adopting smart phone technologies in their farming. So how are farmers benefiting from the smart phone […]