how to prevent maize lethal necrosis disease mlnd

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

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 serious damage, but the early and heavier than…
how to prevent maize lethal necrosis disease mlnd

Ken Chemngorem: How I Improved My Milk Production With A Simple Soil Test

Deep in the heart of Nakuru county in Kenya, Ken Chemngorem is managing an impressive 20-acre modern farm. 14 dairy cows and 6 calves graze peacefully in the green terrain of the farm. For Ken, these cows mean a lot since they provide upto around…
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Organic Farm Success Story: Why Irrigation Water Quality Is Important

Organic farm ing in Kenya is on the rise in the recent past. Nyumbani Karen Organic farm is run by the Nyumbani Children Home in Karen. The farm manager, Paul Ndirangu, offers some insights he discovered in running an organic farm successfuly. "To…
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Eldoret Farmer Maize Farming Success Story

Maize Farming Success Story We visited maize farmer Tim in Eldoret. His maize farming success story is, to say the least, inspirational. Despite the drought & fall army worm challenge, Tim - Owner of Makongi Farm in Eldoret - harvested…
how to prevent maize lethal necrosis disease mlnd

Kibera Man Grabs A Flower Exporting Opportunity To Eke A Living

When Talib Ibrahim from Makina, Kibera travelled to Egypt to pursue further studies in Nautical Technology at the Maritime Academy, he had no prior knowledge of what was to befall him which later became a game changer in his life.. At the…
how to prevent maize lethal necrosis disease mlnd

Agrobacterium - The Rose Grower’s Nightmare

Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a rod shaped gram negative motile bacteria that lives in the soil.  It has flagella that allow it to swim through moisture films in soil and on plants.  On its own its harmless, but when combined with the Ti plasmid…
how to prevent maize lethal necrosis disease mlnd

Early Season Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) and FAW Update

Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) Having toured several maize 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…
how to prevent maize lethal necrosis disease mlnd

Healthy Soils: Key to Unlocking the Grass Potential In Arid Lands

By Anne Munene When Kenya’s President Uhuru was inaugurated for his second and final term on Nov 26th, those of us in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs), were gratified when President painted the broad picture on how his government will go…
how to prevent maize lethal necrosis disease mlnd

Critical Issues in Plant Nutrition in Floriculture

By Ruth Vaughan <Scroll down to subscribe to this newsletter> In my line of work I visit hundreds of flower farms a year; the flourishing, the ticking over, and the ones in dire straits. A lot of my hard work is dealing with farms that…
how to prevent maize lethal necrosis disease mlnd

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

Canola top dressing timing, maize herbicide options and seedbed preparation tips - our article this week is on a roll.. This week we answer following key questions: when is the optimum time to apply topdressing fertilizer to canola crops?…