Entries by Cropnuts

Controlling Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN)

Nematodes are the silent enemy. Lets look at avoiding disasters by spotting Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN) early in potatoes. Potato Cyst Nematodes – know what you’re dealing with before you plant Because of the devastating and persistent nature of Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN), it is vital to know what populations you are dealing with in […]

The Marvel Of Desert Agriculture In Israel

Israel. A tiny country. Mostly desert. Yet feeds the world. How? You have to see it to believe it 1. Yes this is a desert. Negev desert A rolling hills of Kibbutz Ruhama​ in the Negev Desert in southern Israel ???? Eyal Asaf #negevdesert #visitjerusalem #natureview pic.twitter.com/Z0ct9Tfr4b — bisnisisrael (@bisnisisrael) May 4, 2017 2. Water-sensitive […]

Common Rose Plant Diseases & How To Prevent Them

Rose plant diseases limit production and quality. The most common diseases are fungal diseases. Rose Plant Diseases Causes For the disease-causing fungi to start growing you need a combination of factors to come together at one point in time: 1) Starter material – generally spores or spore carriers (condia / sclerotia) 2) Something for the […]

9 Tweets That Prove Kenya’s So Beautiful

Kenya is indeed a magical place Explore the beauty 1. This is Timau in Meru County. Unbelievable! Kenya is beautiful. Exhibit 006 : Canola plantation in Timau.#TembeaKenya #MagicalKenya #IG_Africa #Kenya #iger… https://t.co/r0MOL14ypf pic.twitter.com/J2gPZRmw52 — Mwangi Kirubi (@mwarv) November 5, 2017 2. Imagine Waking Up to This Lovely morning, planting Canola #Kenya #CTF #NoTill pic.twitter.com/fcvoULZici — […]

Ensuring Farm Produce Reaches the Kitchen and Food Table Safe

By Ruth Vaughan Concerted efforts and measures have been on-going in Kenya to enhance food safety, compliance and competitiveness in Kenya’s fresh produce While horticulture has been defined as the science and art of growing fruits and vegetables, floriculture, on the other hand is the sustainable growth of flowers and ornamental plants. Both horticulture and floriculture involve […]

Cereal Root Diseases

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist This week I’m looking at soil borne cereal diseases, some of which affect more than just cereals. I have seen four of the diseases already in Kenya, in cereal crops in Timau, Nakuru and Naivasha. Take All This is a soil borne fungus that affects continuous cereals. The tell-tale […]

How Much Is Sulphur Really Costing You?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist Poor protein quality and low grain protein, 20% yield response in Canola and improved nitrogen use efficiency. So why are we still not following the science and advice on Sulphur nutrition? This week I ask what we need to be doing in Kenya to take our Sulphur more seriously, […]