Entries by Cropnuts

The Influence of Plant Nutrition on Pests and Diseases

Ruth Vaughan, Technical Director, CropNuts There is increasing pressure on us to grow healthy flowers, fruit and vegetables with less and less chemical pesticides.  The export markets we supply to check pesticide residues in the produce and high levels can limit market access.  With the new Horticultural Standards in Kenya being gazetted – there is […]

ISO 17025 Accreditation: Our Journey

By Grace Nderitu Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Limited is now ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited by Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS). ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is the internationally-accepted quality standard for testing and calibration laboratories. This standard specifies general requirements for competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations.  The standard includes explicit requirements for continual improvement of the management system […]

CropNuts Introduces First Ever Product Performance Trials In Kenya

By Jacopo Parigiani Crop Nutrition Laboratories (CropNuts) is proud to offer the first independent product performance trials in Kenya. We test a variety of products ranging from fertilizer to seed varieties to crop protection products and biological products. Here’s how you stand to benefit from our team of experts: Professionally designed trials In-house statistical analysis […]

Exciting Developments Happening At CropNuts

By Jeremy Cordingley This year we have new clients in Thailand, China, Madagascar and Ghana. As a Kenyan company, it’s a great feeling to know CropNuts’ unique set of services are turning heads on many continents. We are proud to work with an incredible team, and our daily focus on quality, whilst delivering a happy […]

Government Banks On Crop Insurance To Boost Agricultural Output

This article originally appeared in The Business Daily Newspaper Boosting Food Security The government is banking on crops insurance to achieve food security in the country, a senior s officer in the Agriculture ministry has said. John Mwaniki, policy director in charge of crop insurance, said after successful implementation with livestock keepers, the ministry had […]

Recent Changes in EU Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs)

By Ruth Vaughan March 2018 A number of changes to EC regulations have been published. These regulations will become active in the 1st quarter of 2018 and the 3rd quarter of 2018. These changes include both reductions and increases of the Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs).   Regulation EC 2018/73 is an amendment to annexes […]

Benefits of Early Planting in Arid & Semi Arid Lands (ASALs)

By Anne Munene After wearing out our knees offering supplications for rains – they are finally here and then they are not. Even with floods that have brought loss of life and property, there is a brigade of farmers that believe that the rains are not enough to warrant planting. Because, proper rains always start kitu […]

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 […]