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Hugo Wood

Hugo Wood: How I Rose From a Ksh. 25 Million Wheat Loss

By Julius Sigei, Daily Nation In Part one of this series, we skimmed through the incredible 40 -year farming career of Mr. Hugo Wood. What is worth noting is that in 1984, Mr Wood faced an unexpected severe drought  which threatened his young…
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Hugo Wood: My 40-Year Journey In Large scale Farming

FEATURE STORY Driving through Narok county in the month of June guarantees beautiful sceneries thanks to the massive trackfields of wheat whose sight comes close to a beautiful green Persian carpet. Narok is the hub of wheat growing in Kenya.…

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…
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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…

Setting Up For Top Yields In 2018 (Part 2): Deep Nitrogen Testing

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist In Part 2 of the series 'Setting Up For Top Yields in 2018 we take a look at Deep Nitrogen Testing, seed bed preparations and some thoughts on Dry Planting..should the weather change Deep…
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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…
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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…

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…

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…