Posts

barley wheat maize crop rotation

Maximizing The Performance of Urea Fertilizer

Urea fertilizer remains the least expensive form of Nitrogen at around 90 Kes per kilo of N compared to around 115 Kes in CAN. But what are the likely volatilization losses, and is it possible to go some way predicting this? This article breaks…
barley wheat maize crop rotation

Think Agronomy: Choosing The Right Canola Variety

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture We already know that Canola is a very well adapted crop to a range of conditions in Kenya, and brings some great rotational benefits. But what about choosing the right canola variety? Essentially…
barley wheat maize crop rotation

7 Big Ways Controlled Traffic Farming System Boosts Your Crop Yield

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Why Controlled Traffic Farming? In the first in a series looking at Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) systems in #ThinkAgronomy we examine why, and look at the benefits of the approach…
barley wheat maize crop rotation

Sunflowers - Worth A Closer Look?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture A couple of months ago I looked at the gross margins of different crops in order to understand their profitability. We all know of course that the cash that a crop generates after seeds,…
barley wheat maize crop rotation

Planning For Profitable Crop Rotation

Crop rotation. It may seem as though the off season is a long way away for many growers in Kenya, but it will arrive quickly and now is a good time to review how best to use the land in the fallow period. Having experienced what for many is…
barley wheat maize crop rotation

EU Neonicotinoid Insecticide Ban: How Will It Affect Us?

By David Jones, CropNuts BroadAcre Agronomist On Friday 27th April the European Union voted to ban the use of neonicotinoid insecticides in all outdoor crops. Although this may seem a distant concern here in Africa, the impact could be far…
barley wheat maize crop rotation

Setting Up For Top Yields In 2018 (Part 3): Canola Top Dressing

Canola top dressing timing, maize herbicide options and seedbed preparation tips - our article this week is on a roll.. This week we answer following key questions: when is the optimum time to apply topdressing fertilizer to canola crops?…
barley wheat maize crop rotation

Benefits of Early Planting in Arid & Semi Arid Lands (ASALs)

By Anne Munene After wearing out our knees offering supplications for rains – they are finally here and then they are not. Even with floods that have brought loss of life and property, there is a brigade of farmers that believe that the…
barley wheat maize crop rotation

Wheat Varieties: What Our Current Research Shows

This week I take a look at wheat varieties in Kenya in anticipation of planting. Also we got latest trials results highlighting importance of Nitrogen and Sulphur in Canola Let's start with the wheat varieties: Robin Still a solid wheat variety.…
barley wheat maize crop rotation

High Aphid Pressure Hits As Drought Takes Hold

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist This week, we take a look at: Identifying and controlling specific aphid to avoid control failures What thresholds to use to make decisions on farm crop spraying Why spraying…