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Crop Costings To Make Better Cropping Decisions

As farmers plan ahead for cropping in 2020, understanding the input costs and gross margins of the various crops is crucial for farm planning and budgeting. When we look across our agronomy clients throughout the country and the amount spent…

Importance Of Changing Crop Planting Date

Very often we talk about the ideal sowing or planting window for crops. There is without doubt an optimum for every crop and region – within the limitations of what the weather might do - but too often we view this in a perfect, utopian farming…
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Maize Fungicide Spray Recommendations

As maize crops approach tassling it is well worth considering the disease risk and likely returns from a fungicide application. The first consideration is whether the crop can realistically be sprayed, which of course depends on the equipment…

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…
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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…
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Fusarium Head Scab (Head Blight) Fungicide Timing

What's the optimum timing for T3 fungicide spraying in wheat and barley? T3 spraying is effective in Fusarium head scab (head blight) control. Fusarium Head Scab is not only a yield robbing disease in wheat (and barley), but it also…
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Crop Health And Balanced Nutrition Shows The Way To Higher Yields

We often talk about the importance of healthy plants in reducing pests and diseases, but how often do we actually see the visual benefits? Reducing fungicide use is important not just for Integrated Crop Management (ICM), but keeping input…
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Barley Farming In Kenya: How We Achieved Massive 11.84 ton/ha Yield

Barley farming in Kenya is setting new yield records as witnessed in various barley trials conducted in Timau, Meru County. Trials are a huge part of making progress in farming, and back in September 2018 we harvested something truly special.…
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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…
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Fall Armyworm Insecticides: What Works And What Doesn't

Fall Armyworm Insecticides: What Works And What Doesn't. What follows is the release of the results of an fall army worm insecticide experiment investigating the effectiveness of various pesticides. Earlier in the year in #ThinkAgronomy I…