Mycotoxins are toxic compounds that are naturally produced by certain types of fungi. These fungi can be found in food such as maize, cereals, dried fruits, coffee, nuts and spices. The fungi can colonise the food before or after harvest, and even during storage, if the food is stored in warm, damp and humid conditions.
As they grow, the fungi produce mycotoxins which are chemically stable and can survive food processing. These mycotoxins can cause several different diseases and adverse health effects, including cancer if you are exposed for prolonged periods.
Several hundred different mycotoxins have been identified, but the most commonly observed mycotoxins that present a concern to human and livestock health are aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, patulin, fumonisins, zearalenone and nivalenol/deoxynivalenol. Cropnuts can help you identify all these different mycotoxins and help you control them in your crops and storage facilities.
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 flexibility, minimized loses & environmental protection. Fertigation Benefits The benefits of drip fertigation to plants are that nutrients are applied directly into the active root zone with […]Read More
Calcium Nitrate is an inorganic compound with the formula Ca(NO3)2 and is mainly used as a component in fertilizers. In soil and plant nutrition Calcium is King. Calcium Nitrate is the only cheapish non-reactive water soluble calcium fertilizer suitable for drip feeding fertigated crops, so it goes without saying that calcium nitrate is the sovereign of fertilizers. There are […]Read More
Fungicides are biocidal chemical compounds used to kill parasitic fungi or their spores. Fungi can cause serious damage in agriculture, resulting in critical losses of yield, quality, and profit. Fungicides Classification Fungicides are mostly known by their brand names. But when you want to get scientific about farming, it’s important to understand a bit more about which ones to use in different crops, and […]Read More
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