Role of Molybdenum in Healthy Crop Production

In plant nutrition, molybdenum 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…
Potato farming in kenya

Starter Guide To Profitable Potato Farming

Potato farming in Kenya is gaining ground as demand for the potatoes grow due rapid urbanization and the good price the crop fetches.. Potato farming production around the globe has risen steadily over the years (267 million metric tons in…
organic fertilizers in kenya

Why Soil Organic Matter Is So Important

Natural 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 more diverse in nutrient content,…
Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer

Calcium Chronicles Part 2 - Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer Alternatives

Where to buy Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer? Well, due to port restrictions of the fertilizer into the country, here are some alternatives to CAN you can use As mentioned in the previous newsletter there are no water soluble, non-reactive calcium…
Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) fertilizer

Why Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Is The Sovereign The Fertilizer

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) fertilizer is currently in short supply in Kenya. What should farmers do? Let's first take a look at the role of Calcium in the soil and in crops In soil and plant nutrition calcium is King. Calcium Ammonium Nitrate…
Avocado farming

6 Soil Care Tips For Successful Avocado Farming

By Ruth Vaughan, Msc. Applied Science Full of flavor, packing a high nutrient punch and neatly protected by its own skin, it is no wonder that the amazing avocado is gaining popularity as a healthy superfood.  The annual global demand is increasing…
Green house fertigation system

Top Tips To Help You Design A Suitable Fertigation System

By Ruth Vaughan, Msc. Applied Science Fertigation is the application of fertilizer together with the irrigation water.  The most common form of fertigation in Kenya is via drip irrigation.  Fertigation provides precise nutrition, application…
neonicotinoids bees

Neonicotinoid Pesticides, Bees and the Potential for Change

The impending neonicotinoid ban in the EU, and its potential impact on farmers and bees, leads us to the question: How does pesticide use affect pollinators here in Kenya? Pesticide use Subsistence maize farmers, the majority, use very little…

12 Tips On Building Healthy Soil In Greenhouses

By Ruth Vaughan, CropNuts Technical Director, Msc. Applied Science When you grow plants out in the open field, your soil has time to rest and regenerate. Not so in the greenhouse, where the climate is much hotter and the soil and plants are…
nematode silent nemesis

Nematodes: Our Silent Nemesis?

By Ruth Vaughan, Technical Director at CropNuts, Msc. Applied Science Nemesis - the inescapable agent of someone's or something's downfall.  Synonymous with downfall, ruin, ruination, undoing, destruction Nematodes are microscopic, non-segmented,…