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Soil Mapping for Smart Fertilizer Blending

Fertilisers designed for local soils

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Integrity

We aim to meet our clients’ needs and requirements with integrity, bound by a professional code of conduct that governs how we operate and consult, as well as the procedures we follow in our laboratories, when conducting field trials and interacting with clients.

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How We Achieved Massive 11.84 ton/ha Barley Yield

Barley farming in Kenya is setting new yield records as witnessed in various barley trials conducted in Timau, Meru County. Trials are a huge part of making progress in farming, and back in September 2018 we harvested something truly special. A plot of barley – 10 metres long by 2 metres in length – that […]

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Vincent Njoroge for :Advisory Services

Dear CropNuts, Do you offer small scale farmers training sessions. If so, kindly send me your packages and respective costs. I’m in the process of planning a farmers training for my farmers in my rural village in Subukia, Nakuru County. I will highly appreciate your response. Kind regards, Vincent Njoroge

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Nitrogen

Nitrogen (N) is a primary building block for plant protoplasm. It is needed for flower differentiation, speedy shoot growth, the health of flower buds and increases the quality of fruit set. It also acts as a catalyst for the other plant minerals.

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Curiosity

Our drive to innovate and grow encourages our staff to be creative and explore new ways of doing things. We want you to make an impact and develop the best possible services for African farmers, so we encourage our staff to pursue work they are passionate about.

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Internationally Accredited Laboratory Services

20 years of delivering high quality laboratory & advisory services for agriculture, environmental monitoring and food safety sectors in Africa.

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Our Laboratory is Internationally Accredited

Cropnuts is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited by the Kenyan Accreditation Service (KENAS). ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation fulfills the general competence requirements for testing and calibration laboratories and demonstrates our ability to carry out laboratory testing and calibration to an international standard.

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myFARMLAB

myFarmLab is a complete soil testing lab solution, owned and operated by you to serve you small holder farmers. This solution is ideally priced for organizations wanting to soil test > 5,000 small holder farms each year myFARMALB includes a one off investment in hardware and then a annual license fee per test. Laboratory Training […]

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Soil Testing Saves 1,870 Ksh/ha on Seedbed Fertilizer Costs

Whilst many soils in Kenya tend to be very low in Phosphate, most farms have a field or two which have higher P levels, perhaps from historical livestock bomas or different soil types. Carrying out a soil test allows you to identify these areas and potentially make savings in fertilizer costs without sacrificing yields. One […]

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FARMLAB Onsite

FARMLAB Onsite is our “call-out” soil testing service. Its an ideal solution for organizations looking for a rapid, affordable soil testing service for their smallholder holder farmers, at their own central location, without needing to invest in any hardware or operators. FARMLAB Onsite is well suited to organizations working with < 5,000 small holder farmers, […]

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Phosphorus

P is a key nutrient in any plant development. It plays various structural roles in plant from seedling stages all the way to maturity, It is well known for its role in forming ATP- energy unit used in photosynthesis. This makes Phosphorus vital in plant vigor.

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Vincent Njoroge for :Advisory Services

Dear CropNuts, Do you offer small scale farmers training sessions. If so, kindly send me your packages and respective costs. I’m in the process of planning a farmers training for my farmers in my rural village in Subukia, Nakuru County. I will highly appreciate your response. Kind regards, Vincent Njoroge

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Capsicum Farming Success Story

Ann Muturi, a greenhouse farmer in Kenya’s Kiambu county, has a capsicum farming success story that will rekindle your hope in tomato & capsicum farming Successful Graduate Farmer Ann has won many hats in the past from being a student of math and chemistry at university level, an IT professional and an NGO practitioner to […]

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Claydon Seeder Machine

Continuing our series looking at planters, this interesting offering from Claydon is particularly relevant to many farming situations in Kenya… Claydon uses a leading tine to open the soil ahead of a separate seeding tine, meaning that light surface compaction – from livestock grazing in the off-season for example – can be removed at seeding […]

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Welcome to Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services

Advising farmers across Africa on how grow the best with less.

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Independence

We offer private, independent services and analytics without bias towards any product, company or institution. We do not sell any of the agricultural inputs or machinery that we promote.

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Diversity

We are a team with a diverse cultural background and a broad range of expertise. We work as a multi-disciplinary team, combining skills to address novel problems and learning from the expertise of others.

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Soil Testing

Working with you to achieve healthy, sustainable soils

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Meru Farmer Doubles Onion Yield

Onion farming is popular in Kenya and Africa because of the great demand the crop commands. We met up with James, one of our successful onion farmers to tell us his story. Profitable Onion Farming James Mbogo is a farmer at heart. For 7 seven years now he’s been tilling his one acre farm at […]

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Test your soil, and grow more with less..

Soil tests that come with a proven fertilizer recommendations. Choose the best for your farm.

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Highland Maize Varieties List

Maize varieties grown in Kenya, their strong attributes and their vulnerabilities, especially to certain pests & diseases as tested in our maize crop trials. Maize Variety List Pannar 691 Maize Variety Still arguably the standard for yield despite being released in 2001. In most highland areas it requires 160 days to maturity. Good disease resistance […]

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Soil Maps

Our soil maps can be used for a wide variety of different purposes. These include: Developing variable rate fertilizer recommendations Producing baseline soil fertility maps at farm and field scale, and analysing how they change over time due to management interventions Developing regional soil maps Generating fertilizer recommendations for specific crops at multiple different scales

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Partnership

Our partnerships across sub-Saharan Africa support the work we do, enabling us to offer the best possible services to clients and increase the impact of new knowledge and technology across the continent.

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Potassium

Potassium (K) is one of the key nutrients in plants mostly because its roles are wholly centred to functions with directly affect the quality of any produce, especially vegetables. It can be applied as a basal dressing where it is part of the normal NPK fertilizers as well as a foliar during flower and fruit set in various crops.

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Driven

We put heavy emphasis on personal responsibility and achieving your personal goals and targets. Our dedicated HR and management team will help you draw up career goals that align with those of our company, and work with you to deliver them.

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Vincent Njoroge for :Advisory Services

Dear CropNuts, Do you offer small scale farmers training sessions. If so, kindly send me your packages and respective costs. I’m in the process of planning a farmers training for my farmers in my rural village in Subukia, Nakuru County. I will highly appreciate your response. Kind regards, Vincent Njoroge

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Water and Environment Testing

Water quality and industrial effluent analysis

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Growth

We offer all our staff the opportunity to grow with the company. We endeavour to support them through training and development, as well as practical experience, and have a continuous internal growth plan for all our staff within the company.

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Powdery Vs Downey Mildew: What’s The Difference?

“What’s the difference between powdery mildew and downey mildew and what is used to treat them?” “What is this white powdery substance infesting my tomatoes? Pls help” are questions frequently asked by most first-time greenhouse farmers. Let’s figure out this puzzle together.. Powdery Mildew Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that causes destruction of leaves, […]

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Start your own Soil Testing Lab for Smallholder Farmers

The Cropnuts FARMLAB gives smallholder farmers direct access to in-field laboratory services. Talk to us about setting one up for your company or community.

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How I Improved Maize Yield From 6 To 32 bags Per Acre

Profitable maize farming in Kenya is becoming a reality for most farmers who are readily taking up new technologies to help them to drastically improve yield. Maize Farming Success Story We meet 24 year old Babuh on his parents’ expansive 700 acre farm in Endebes town, Trans Nzoia County. Looking at the farm from a […]

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FarmLab Support

Our dedicated FARMLAB support team are trained Laboratory Technicians and Agronomists, who offer 24 hour support to our partner laboratories throughout Africa. We have developed a smart Quality Control system to ensure results meet the quality criteria. This system automatically checks and approves the quality of results generated by our FARMLABs. The support team gets […]

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