sunflowers

Sunflowers - Worth A Closer Look?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture A couple of months ago I looked at the gross margins of different crops in order to understand their profitability. We all know of course that the cash that a crop generates after seeds,…
nodulation in legumes

Improving Nodulation In Legumes

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Legume nodulation. If there is one topic that we receive more advice on than any other, it is probably how to improve nodulation in legumes, and ultimately the nitrogen fixation, of our…
Avocado farming

6 Soil Care Tips For Successful Avocado Farming

By Ruth Vaughan, Msc. Applied Science Full of flavor, packing a high nutrient punch and neatly protected by its own skin, it is no wonder that the amazing avocado is gaining popularity as a healthy superfood.  The annual global demand is increasing…
Organic farming in Kenya

OPINION: Organic Farming Solution To Africa's Food Security Situation?

Organic farming has its own strengths and limitations. If pesticides were to be banned from Agriculture, would organic farming sufficiently feed the world? Prof. Bitange Ndemo writes.. I recently read an article by Annie Gowen in the Washington…
Small Grain Seeders

Our Latest Reviews On 14 Popular Small Grain Seeders

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture As an agronomist I get asked a great deal about small grain seeders. And for good reason; a crop’s inherent yield is not decided by the combine, sprayer, or any other operation in its…
16% VAT on pesticides

OPINION: To Impose 16% VAT On Pesticides Is Baffling, Self-defeating

The proposal to apply 16% VAT on Pesticides is baffling. It may yet come to haunt the nation through its deleterious effect on agricultural productivity. The Tax Laws (Amendment) Act 2018 ought to be properly interrogated to avoid killing agriculture,…