Conservation agriculture

Conservation Agriculture: Benefits Of Leaving Crop Residue On Your Fields

By Jacopo Parigiani, Msc. Water & Land Management As defined by FAO, Conservation Agriculture (CA) aims to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture and subsequently aims at improved livelihoods of farmers through the application of…

French Beans (Mishiri) Farmer In Meru Puts Soil Analysis To The Test

By Oscar Adika Does soil testing really work? Laban Kirimi, a French beans (commonly known as Mishiri) farmer in Meru, put soil analysis to the test and we have the results.. When Laban first tested his soil, he was very enthusiastic to see…
maize production in kenya

Maize Production In Kenya: What's The Way Forward?

Maize production in Kenya is grappled by several challenges including high cost of farm inputs, fake fertilizers and most recently, the corruption scandals rocking the National Cereals Produce Board (NCPB) The NCPB Maize Scandal in a single…
Food we eat

OPINION: The Food We Eat Should Inspire Joy, Not Fear

By Jonathan Bardzik Food brings joy. Although lately it feels like food also brings a lot of fear and confusion. What should and shouldn’t we eat? There are seemingly endless new rules and opinions about what will make you healthy and what…
wheat production

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

By Julius Sigei, Daily Nation Wheat production is like herding cats. It's a very delicate exercise and you just don't know what might happen next. In Part one of this series, we skimmed through the incredible 40 -year farming career of Mr.…
Irrigation water quality

Roseto Flowers Invest In Ultra Modern Irrigation Water Management System

FLOWER INDUSTRY NEWS 17th August 2018 In the flower farming industry, high sodium levels in water has been a menace to most growers. Common irrigation water management systems such as Reverse Osmosis (RO) have come in handy to most flower…
wheat farming in kenya

Hugo Wood: My 40-Year Journey In Large scale Wheat Farming

Wheat farming in Kenya is often witnessed in huge vast farms in Narok, Timau and Nakuru regions. What follows is an incredible story that is nothing short of legendary. Driving through Narok county in the month of June guarantees beautiful…

Dealing With Fall Army Worm, Copper Deficiency & Stem Rust In Cereals

Fall armyworm in maize, copper deficiency & stem rust in wheat & barley has caught my attention this week. I also have the latest from our maize trials. Let's dive in.. Quick Updates Fall Armyworm pressure is manageable in most parts…
maize Fall armyworm insecticide

Fall Armyworm Insecticides: What Works And What Doesn't

What follows is the release of the results of an fall army worm insecticide experiment investigating the effectiveness of various pesticides. Earlier in the year in #ThinkAgronomy I presented the results from a study of Maize Fall Armyworm…
solai dam tragedy

Solai Dam Tragedy: What Causes Earthen Dams Embankment To Fail?

Solai dam recently burst amid heavy rains leading to loss of lives, others nursing serious injuries as well as destroying property worth of millions. In another incidence, a dam used to irrigate flower in Limuru broke down its embankment discharging…