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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…
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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…
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…
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Early Season Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) and Fall Armyworm Update

By David Jones, CropNuts BroadAcre Agronomist Having toured several farms in the North Rift, Nakuru and Naivasha lately, it is apparent that Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) is still alive and kicking. The concerns over Fall Armyworm last…

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…
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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…

Fungicide & Fallow Management: 3 Tips For Planting in 2018

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist Happy New Year! In this week’s THINK AGRONOMY we look at: Which brands of tebuconazole you should use and which you should avoid Why the yield of maize is determined NOW in the…

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…