arable farming lessons from zambia

Arable Farming Lessons From Zambia

9 ton/ha wheat, constant double cropping with Soybeans and 1,200mm annual rainfall. Zambia is a country of enormous agricultural potential but also immense agronomic challenges. We visited Somawhe Farm in Copperbelt Province to find out how…
Cropnuts Limuru

CROPNUTS Is Moving To A New Home

Cropnuts is making the big move....to a new home! We are happy to announce that we'll soon be moving to our new, ultramodern Laboratory Facility & Training Centre in Limuru. Our new Centre of Analytical & Agronomic Excellence…

Haunting Photos Of Hunger: Why Are We Here Again?

About 1.1 million Kenyans mostly living in arid and semi-arid areas are on the brink of starvation and require intervention.This is according to the short Rains Assessment report released last week, which alludes that food crisis is expected…
Precision Agriculture

George Kili's Story Perfectly Demystifies Precision Agriculture

Precision Agriculture (PA) or Precision Farming is a modern approach to farming which uses Information Technology (IT) tools to ensure crops and the soil receive exactly what they need for optimum health & yield. George's Story George…
potato variety in Kenya

Complete Guide To Potato Varieties Grown In Kenya

What follows is a list of potato varieties produced in Kenya by seed potato variety producers KALRO, Agrico East Africa, International Potato Centre (CIP), Bioplant GmbH, Africalla among others Seed Potato Variety 1. Roslin Eburu (B53) It…

How We Can Increase Kenya Certified Seed Potato Production

The availability of certified seed potato in Kenya is improving, thanks to efforts being made by National Potato Council of Kenya & KEPHIS. Potato is the world’s fourth most important food crop after wheat, maize and rice. It is the…
maize varieties

Highland Maize Varieties for 2019

What follows is a list of highland maize varieties grown in kenya, their strong attributes and their vulnerabilities, especially to certain pests & diseases. Highland Maize Varieties Pannar 691 Still arguably the standard for yield…
Molybdenum nutrient in crops

Role of Molybdenum in Healthy Crop Production

Molybdenum nutrient in crops is classified as a micro nutrient as the amount required is very, very small, as little as 50g/ha will satisfy the needs of most crops. Molybdenum (Mo) is a transition metal that sits on the second larow in the…

Comparing Original Vs Generic Pesticide Performance

Most generic pesticides are budget friendly, but is the performance of the generic pesticide any different from the original branded pesticide? Generic or ‘off-patent’ pesticides can represent a great way of making savings in input costs.…