Small Grain Seeders

Our Latest Reviews On 14 Popular Small Grain Seeders

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture As an agronomist I get asked a great deal about small grain seeders. And for good reason; a crop’s inherent yield is not decided by the combine, sprayer, or any other operation in its…

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…
Disease In Barley

Key Facts To Help You Combat Disease In Barley

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Along with Brome Grass, disease – and specifically Net Blotch – is the main yield robber disease in barley here in Kenya. But with the range of fungicide products on the market, where…
Seed maize

THINK AGRONOMY: Improving Pollination In Seed Maize

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Maximizing yield in commercial maize is tricky enough, but for seed maize there is the added complication of ensuring the female plants are adequately fertilised by the weak and variable…
Crop rotation

#THINK AGRONOMY: Planning for Profitable Crop Rotation

By David Jones, BroadAcre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture It may seem as though the off season is a long way away for many growers in Kenya, but it will arrive quickly and now is a good time to review how best to use the land in the fallow period.…
EU Bee harming pesticides

What Effect Are Our Fall Armyworm Control Measures Having on Other Species?

By David Jones, BroadAcre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture As farmers and agronomists, it is often uncomfortable to examine the effect of our activities on non-target organisms. Thankfully, it is a question that I am frequently asked when using…
maize topdressing

Maize Nutrition: Feeding The Crop In A Difficult Season

By David Jones, Broadacre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Understanding the key growth stages of Maize is crucial to getting nutrients applied at the correct timing. As many crop reach top dressing timing, we look at the main requirements of the…
Fall army worm scouting

Fall Armyworm – Separating The Performance Of Chemistry From Poor Application

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist One of the main issues I have encountered in carrying out trials in Fall Armyworm is the difficulty in separating how effective a chemical really is, from how well it is applied and the variation in the…
European Union neonicotinoids ban

EU Neonicotinoid Insecticide Ban: How Will It Affect Us?

By David Jones, CropNuts BroadAcre Agronomist On Friday 27th April the European Union voted to ban the use of neonicotinoid insecticides in all outdoor crops. Although this may seem a distant concern here in Africa, the impact could be far…