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Daktari wa Udongo

Larrson Chebii: My Journey As A Daktari wa Udongo Agronomist

By Larrson Chebii I started this journey as Daktari wa Udongo in the North Rift region in 2014. This was a totally new service to this region. Not many knew about Daktari wa Udongo services or what it was at all about. To be honest I myself…
Fall Army Worm

What Effect Does Prolonged, Heavy Rain Have On Fall Armyworm?

By David Jones, CropNuts BroadAcre Agronomist Fall Armyworm pressure is notably lower so far this season. That does not mean for a moment that we should slacken our approach, and there are undoubtedly areas of the country that are still seeing…
Makongi farm success story

Makongi Farm Success Story: Succeeding Against All Odds

By Wanyaka Gituku Despite the drought & fall army worm challenge in 2017, Tim - a maize farmer and Owner of Makongi Farm in Eldoret - harvested his maize and he has every reason to smile.. In Eldoret county lies an expansive farm located…
Nitrogen-Sulphur-canola

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…
CropNuts Kitale Golf Tournament

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…

Arable Farming Review of 2017; the year that will unlikely be forgotten…

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist 2017 has certainly been a testing year; the arrival of Fall Armyworm, delayed rains and stressed crops, and volatile grain prices all made for a challenging 12 months. But farmers are used to adversity,…

Cereal Root Diseases

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist This week I’m looking at soil borne cereal diseases, some of which affect more than just cereals. I have seen four of the diseases already in Kenya, in cereal crops in Timau, Nakuru and Naivasha. Take…

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…