agronomy

Think Agronomy: Your Farming Questions Answered

This week I am going to answer a few of the frequently asked agronomy questions you have sent from previous newsletters. Thanks for subscribing and talking to us! Let's dive in.. What is the best approach for Controlling Couch Grass? The only…
cereals event 2019

Exciting Agronomy Insights From The UK Cereals Event 2019

Last week I visited the annual Cereals Event 2019 in the UK and here are some of the key insights i gathered from the show Belkar Canola herbicide The picloram + halauxifen mix has been used on farm this season in some countries, and the reports…
Plant growth regulator

Use of Growth Regulators To Reduce Lodging In Cereals

Ethrel or Ethephon is a very useful tool for stiffening and shortening the straw – thus reducing the leveraging effect in a heavy, damp crop which leads to lodging. Assessing when to use it however is crucial; in the absence of lodging…

New Herbicide Fills Important Gaps for Pulse Growers

The imi herbicide Imazethapyr will shortly be released in Kenya, giving us another tool for weed control in a range of crops. This is great news, and there are several places where it will fill important gaps in our herbicide programs. The…

Dealing With Rising Fall Armyworm Threat, Precision Farming Challenges & Late Planted Wheat

Today's issue of #ThinkAgronomy tackles main Agronomy challenges that crop up during planting and during the onset of the rains which is being experienced in most parts of the country. Fall Armyworm Following the sporadic rain over…
maize varieties

What Is The Best Way To Apply Sulphur?

Sulphur prices We have seen some interesting responses to sulphur over the last two years of our trials, and one of the key questions I am asked is "What is the best way to apply Sulphur?" Bearing in mind that the best way is not always…
Fall army worm (FAW)

Fall Army Worm Update, Maize Planting Tips & Copper Deficiency In Wheat/Barley

In this edition of Think Agronomy, we explore the current prevalence of Fall Army worm (FAW), how to get your maize planting right, and the early detection signs of copper deficiency in wheat and barley. Fall Armyworm Update Fall Armyworm…
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…
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…
maize varieties

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.…