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Pesticides, Pollinators and the Potential for Change

By Anne-Marie Steyn, Msc. Environmental Water Management The impending neonicotinoid ban in the EU, and its potential impact on farmers and pollinators, leads us to the question: How does pesticide use affect pollinators here in Kenya? Pesticide…
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Nematodes: Our Silent Nemesis?

By Ruth Vaughan, Technical Director at CropNuts, Msc. Applied Science Nemesis - the inescapable agent of someone's or something's downfall.  Synonymous with downfall, ruin, ruination, undoing, destruction Nematodes are microscopic, non-segmented,…
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Changes In EU Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels [June 2018 Update]

By Ruth Vaughan June 2018 A number of changes to regulation EC 396/2005 have been published. These regulations will become active in June 2018 and December 2018. These changes include both reductions and increases of the Pesticide Maximum…
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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…

Common Rose Plant Diseases & How To Prevent Them

By Ruth Vaughan Common rose plant diseases limit production and quality. The most common diseases are fungal diseases. For the disease-causing fungi to start growing you need a combination of factors to come together at one point in time: 1)…