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.…
maize varieties

Using Sunflowers To Reduce Brome Grass in Wheat

Today we explore some benefits of including sunflowers in your crop rotation cycle especially when growing wheat. I have discussed the benefits of Sunflowers in the rotation in previous editions of #ThinkAgronomy, in reducing nematode populations,…
maize varieties

T3 Fungicide Spray Tips For Battling Fusarium In Wheat

What's the optimum timing for T3 fungicide spraying in wheat and barley? Getting your T3 spraying right is effective in Fusarium control Fusarium is not only a yield robbing disease in wheat (and barley), but it also produces Mycotoxins…
maize varieties

The Importance Of Cereal Seed Treatments

Getting the seed treatment right is crucial with cereals to control seed borne diseases such as Fusarium Seedling Blight and Loose Smut, and to protect the young plant against aphid borne BYDV. Recently I have heard many farmers tell me…
maize varieties

Genetically Modified Maize – The Answer To Our Fall Armyworm Prayers?

Would genetically modified (GMO) maize put an end to our Fall Armyworm woes? Let's explore this intriguing topic Relentless crop scouting, continual insecticide spraying with rising spray costs, and concerns about the final effects on yield…