farm planning and budgeting

Crop Costings To Make Better Cropping Decisions

As farmers plan ahead for cropping in 2020, understanding the input costs and gross margins of the various crops is crucial for farm planning and budgeting. When we look across our agronomy clients throughout the country and the amount spent…
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Changes In EU Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels [October 2019 Update]

Pesticide Residues Recently, the EU have published 4 changes to regulations regarding pesticide residues. These changes will become active in July and August of 2019 and in January of 2020: 1. Regulation EU 2019/973 is an amendment to Annex…

Importance Of Changing Crop Planting Date

Very often we talk about the ideal sowing or planting window for crops. There is without doubt an optimum for every crop and region – within the limitations of what the weather might do - but too often we view this in a perfect, utopian farming…

Keeping Powdery Mildew out of Peas

This season’s pea fungicide work has highlighted again the effectiveness of elemental sulphur for controlling Powdery Mildew. Alternatives with known activity on the disease were tested including metrafenone, triadimefon and azoxystrobin +…
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Choosing A Fertilizer Spreader For Topdressing

Choosing the correct fertilizer spreader can open up possibilities for the material you spread, and importantly can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently when the application window is right… I reckon that our broadacre clients…
Amistar top maize fungicides Kenya

Maize Fungicide Spray Recommendations

As maize crops approach tassling it is well worth considering the disease risk and likely returns from a fungicide application. The first consideration is whether the crop can realistically be sprayed, which of course depends on the equipment…
French beans farming and market prices in Kenya 2019

Post Harvest Technology & Water Quality Training

Hey! Here's a full description of the Training we are offering on mitigating Flower Post Harvest Losses I will be delivering my insights on this training alongside Sally Share from Flower Watch The training is aimed at flower growers…

Common Potato Pests And Diseases

Potato Pests and diseases. Here we will look at the main pests and diseases that affect potato yields in Kenya. The Irish potato, Solanum tuberosum, is an important staple crop grown in Kenya.  Potatoes are extremely good for us!  Potatoes…
importance of soil fertility

Healthy Soil Is The Real Key To Feeding The World

Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world. One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, soil erosion from chemical-free tilled…
French beans farming and market prices in Kenya 2019

French Beans Farming Guide

French beans, also known as snap or green beans, and locally in Kenya as mishiri, are a major export crop. Interest in french beans farming is fast-growing for both fresh consumption and processing (mainly canning and freezing). French beans…