Compost and manure analysis determines the quantity of available nutrients in solid and liquid organic manures. Knowing your nutrient content helps when developing a crop management program, as you only want to apply what is missing.
Compost quality is key if you want to see great results, and poorly made compost can cause more harm than good. Apart from the available nutrient content, we are also able to provide you with pathogen tests for compost and manure.
We also advise on different composting methods. This helps you improve the C:N ratio, moisture and temperature of the compost. It also helps you reduce the risk of E. coli and salmonella developing in the compost, which can be a serious issue when it’s used in horticultural crops.
Maize plant population and seed rate comparison data from our maize variety trial sites has been very enlightening. Last week we looked at the results of our Cropnuts Maize Variety Trials in 2019 and highlighted how some maize varieties perform very differently at higher plant populations. Within the Variety Trials last year at every site, […]Read More
Plant disease & pest management using chemical pesticides raises serious concerns about food safety, environmental quality and pesticide resistance. These concerns have dictated the need for alternative plant disease & pest Management techniques. In particular, plant nutrients could affect the disease tolerance or resistance of plants to pests and diseases. This is evident in the […]Read More
Agriculture in Kenya is on it’s way up but not without serious productivity challenges and limitations. What can we do to overcome these challneges and become a food secure nation? Ruth Vaughan investigates.. The modern world takes food for granted. Historically the struggle to find or produce enough food to eat was the focus for […]Read More
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Cropnuts (or Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd) is a private company that offers laboratory analytics and expert agricultural advice in Africa. We started out as a small analytical laboratory, offering services for agriculture and food safety...Read More
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