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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…

Setting Up For Top Yields In 2018 (Part 3): Top Dressing

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist This week we answer following key questions: when is the optimum time to apply topdressing fertiliser to canola crops? Should we be rolling seedbeds to improve Fall Armyworm control? And a reminder…
Hay Arid Lands

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…

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…
Aphids Control

High Aphid Pressure Hits As Drought Takes Hold

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist This week, we take a look at: Identifying and controlling specific aphid to avoid control failures What thresholds to use to make decisions on farm crop spraying Why spraying…

Change of Weather Brings New Disease and Fall Armyworm Threats

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist Fall Armyworm are definitely active in wheat crops now, and this week I have picked up some interesting observations and tips on what to look for. And in canola crops, Meru County has been experiencing…

9 Tweets That Prove Kenya's So Beautiful

Kenya is indeed a magical place Explore the beauty 1. This is Timau in Meru County. Unbelievable! https://twitter.com/mwarv/status/927046210581618688 2. Imagine Waking Up to This https://twitter.com/Farmer_DanMoore/status/905303409506574336 3.…

How Much Is Sulphur Really Costing You?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist Poor protein quality and low grain protein, 20% yield response in Canola and improved nitrogen use efficiency. So why are we still not following the science and advice on Sulphur nutrition? This week I…

Cover Crops - The Key To Unlocking Soil Fertility or a Short Term Fashion?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist Cover crops have certainly made it into the mainstream in the last few years. What was known as a “Green Manure” and was seldom seen outside organic farms, is now much more widespread thanks in part…

Home-saved Seed - How can a Financial Success become an Agronomic Nightmare?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist As harvest gets into gear around Timau, I decided to ask local farm manager Daniel Moore to share his thoughts in this week’s THINK AGRONOMY on Farm Saved Seed and how to make it a success. Producing…