cereal row spacing & crop yield

Think Agronomy: Does Row Spacing Affect Cereal Yield?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture In most parts of the world growers have confidence in optimum seed rates and row spacing for cereals for their conditions, which strike a balance between high yields in good years and…
E. coli

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce in the US

Romaine lettuce has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli in the US and Canada, health officials say. At least 32 people have been sickened in the US, with 13 taken to hospital, while another 18 people have been stricken in Canada. US officials…
Pesticide Residue & Heavy Metals Analysis

Pesticide Residue & Heavy Metals Analysis Update

By Ruth Vaughan, Msc. Applied Science Our business is offering fast and reliable laboratory analyses.  Our partners in the Netherlands are continuously working on improvements to pesticide screening. This week they have extended and improved…
soil organic matter

Why Soil Organic Matter Is So Important

By Ruth Vaughan, Msc. Applied Science Organic fertilizers are derived from animal or plant matter, manures, algal and seaweed products, and organic wastes from processing and food industries.  They have a high carbon content and tend to be…
KWS Aliciana barley variety

Think Agronomy: New KWS Aliciana Barley Variety Launched

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Kenya Breweries are introducing a new malting barley variety, KWS Aliciana, giving growers an alternative to Quench, Cocktail, Grace and the likes of Nguzo. This is a very interesting…
Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer Alternatives

Part 2 Of The Calcium Chronicles - Calcium Nitrate Alternatives

By Ruth Vaughan, Msc. Applied Science As mentioned in the previous newsletter there are no water soluble, non-reactive calcium nitrate alternatives that you can throw into your fertigation recipes as a direct replacement.  So here I will list…
kenya airways direct flights to new york

Kenya Airways Flights To New York - Big Opportunity For Horticulture Farmers

INDUSTRY NEWS By Beth Ngugi The Kenya Airways direct flight to New York is an exciting promise of an expanded market which will mean increased trade opportunities for Kenya fresh produce farmers. The permit is scheduled to be effective from…
Canola

Think Agronomy: Choosing The Right Canola Variety

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture We already know that Canola is a very well adapted crop to a range of conditions in Kenya, and brings some great rotational benefits. But what about choosing the right canola variety? Essentially…
broad leaved herbicides

Think Agronomy: Broad-Leaved Herbicide Options For Cereals

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture With many wheat and barley crops being dry planted this season, broadleaved weed control is likely to be a challenge when the rain does arrive. We review the options available and the…
calcium nitrate

Calcium Is The King Nutrient & Calcium Nitrate The Sovereign Fertilizer

By Ruth Vaughan, Msc. Applied Science In soil and plant nutrition calcium is King. Calcium Nitrate is the only non-reactive soluble calcium fertilizer suitable for drip feeding fertigated crops, so it goes without saying that calcium nitrate…