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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…
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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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Calcium Chronicles Part 2 - Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer Alternatives

Where to buy Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer? Well, due to port restrictions of the fertilizer into the country, here are some alternatives to CAN you can use As mentioned in the previous newsletter there are no water soluble, non-reactive calcium…
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Why Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Is The Sovereign The Fertilizer

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) fertilizer is currently in short supply in Kenya. What should farmers do? Let's first take a look at the role of Calcium in the soil and in crops In soil and plant nutrition calcium is King. Calcium Ammonium Nitrate…
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Controlled Traffic Farming Part 2: If It Works, Why Isn’t Everyone Doing It?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture In Part 2 of our series looking at Controlled Traffic Farming (click here for Part 1) we take a look at why the approach has been less than widely adopted in many areas of the world, but…
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Ken Chemngorem: How I Improved My Milk Production With A Simple Soil Test

Deep in the heart of Nakuru county in Kenya, Ken Chemngorem is managing an impressive 20-acre modern farm. 14 dairy cows and 6 calves graze peacefully in the green terrain of the farm. For Ken, these cows mean a lot since they provide upto around…
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Types of Lime And What To Look Out For

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist Last week we looked at the importance of liming and the returns it generates by maximising the efficiency with which nutrients can be used by the crop and improving the root environment for the…
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Are You Missing Out On Liming?

In this Think Agronomy issue: Are you diagnosing Fall Armyworm correctly in Sorghum? The benefits of liming and why it remains the most cost effective input Getting The Basics Right The importance of getting the basics right…