spraying potatoes before harvest

Spraying Potatoes Before Harvesting - Cropnuts

The main objective of the potato harvesting operation is to lift the crop with minimum damage to tubers as well as minimum amount of clay, dirt and stones. The first stage of potato harvesting is to desiccate or “burn-off” the foliage…
soil fertility management practices

Soil Fertility Effect On Crop Pests & Diseases

Soil fertility management requires careful application of science and skill to meet production, environmental, and social goals. Fertilizers are responsible for over half of global food production, but there are areas in world with nutrient…
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What Happened To Last Year's Fertilizer? Tips For Budget-Conscious Farmers

By Dr. Rob Mikkelsen, Ph.D. University of California (Soil Science) Everyone is looking to get the most value from everything they do. With the ever-tightening squeeze between farm inputs and crop prices, it just makes good sense to…
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Powdery Mildew 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…
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Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms Guide For Crops (With Pictures)

Nutrient deficiency disease symptoms is a common puzzle among crop farmers. What follows is a description of visual symptoms related to specific plant nutrition or nutrient deficiencies commonly found in crops. While useful as a starting point…
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Understanding The Nitrogen Nutrient In The Soil (Part 2)

By Graeme Sait, Author of ‘Nutrition Rules!’, Consultant, CEO Nutri-Tech Solutions (NTS) In the first part of this article, we discussed the nuances of nitrogen, the most misused of all minerals. In this installment, I will continue…
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Understanding The Nitrogen Nutrient In The Soil - Part 1

By Graeme Sait, Author of 'Nutrition Rules!', Consultant, CEO Nutri-Tech Solutions (NTS) Nitrogen (chemical symbol N) is the most abundant mineral in the plant, it comprises the lion’s share of our atmosphere and it can be our largest investment…
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Celebrating World Soil Day, December 5th 2018

By Ruth Vaughan, Msc. Applied Science Today is World Soil Day. However, Africa continues to be affected by hunger and low crop yields. Populations are increasing and soil fertility is dropping. Traditional farming methods relied on larger areas…
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How To Spot Fake Fertilizers Sold By Rogue Suppliers

Fake fertilizer scandals have rocked the country lately and farmers are wary of falling victim to rogue fertilizer suppliers. Here's how to net them It is that time of the year when farmers are preparing their farms and are ready to plant taking…
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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) & Reduced Pesticide Use

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has since become a buzzword in the Kenya floriculture industry as effective pest management strategy. IPM is the ideal concept to subscribe to and everyone aches to be seen either as an adopter or advocate of…