Russian wheat aphid

Russian Wheat Aphid Alert In Wheat & Barley

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Growers are warned to keep a close eye out for Russian Wheat Aphid in wheat and barley crops. The small aphid around 2mm in length produces a toxic saliva when feeding on young plants,…

Tribulations Of Maize Farmers - Symptom Of An Ailing Agriculture System?

By Emmanuel Atamba Listening to the proceedings of the Senate's ad-hoc public hearing on outstanding payments to maize farmers in Uasin Gishu County recently, left many pondering about the future for Kenya's farmers. The tribulations of the…

Changes in EU Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels [October 2018 Update]

By Ruth Vaughan October 2018 A number of changes to regulation EC 396/2005 have been published. These regulations will become active in June 2018 and January 2019. These changes include both reductions and increases of the MRLs. Regulation…
Soil compaction by machinery

Controlled Traffic Farming Part 3 – How To Make CTF Work On Your Farm.

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture In part of 3 of our series looking into Controlled Traffic, we look at how it can still work on smaller farms and without spending large amount of money replacing equipment. Any farmer…
Controlled traffic farming kenya

Controlled Traffic Farming Part 2: If It Works, Why Isn’t Everyone Doing It?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture In Part 2 of our series looking at Controlled Traffic Farming (click here for Part 1) we take a look at why the approach has been less than widely adopted in many areas of the world, but…
Genetically modified maize

OPINION: Why Kenya Should Shift To Genetically Modified Maize

KALRO has done a lot of work in sensitizing farmers, politicians and other stakeholders on the importance of Genetically Modified Maize in Kenya through testing Bt maize in confined field trials (CFTs) in Kiboko and Kitale. Bt maize materials…

7 Big Ways Controlled Traffic Farming System Boosts Your Crop Yield

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Why Controlled Traffic Farming? In the first in a series looking at Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) systems in #ThinkAgronomy we examine why, and look at the benefits of the approach…
Genetically Modified Crops

OPINION: Time To Give Genetically Modified Crops (GMOs) A Chance

Regardless of scientific consensus and countless studies endorsing the safety of genetically modified crops, the adoption of GMO food is still low in Africa. What will it take to trust Scientists on GMOs? Genetically Modified Crops Africa…