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Profitable Maize Farming - How I Improved Yield From 6 To 32 Bags/Acre

Profitable maize farming in Kenya is becoming a reality for most farmers who are readily taking up new technologies to help them to drastically improve yield. We meet 24 year old Babuh on his parents’ expansive 700 acre farm in Endebes…
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Top Dressing Fertilizer For Maize: Why Timing Is Key

By David Jones, Broadacre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Top dressing fertilizer for maize works best when it is applied at the correct crop growth stage and at the recommended rate. This article explains why.. Understanding the key growth stages…
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What Effect Does Prolonged, Heavy Rain Have On Fall Armyworm?

Fall Armyworm pressure is notably lower so far this season. That does not mean for a moment that we should slacken our approach, and there are undoubtedly areas of the country that are still seeing serious damage, but the early and heavier than…
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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?…
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Setting Up For Top Yields In 2018 (Part 2): Soil Preparation & Planting

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist “Well Sown is Half Grown!” is an old saying about the importance of planting the crop well to give it the best chance in life. As we approach planting season it is important to remind ourselves…
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Setting Up For Top Yields In 2018 (Part 2): Deep Nitrogen Testing

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist In Part 2 of the series 'Setting Up For Top Yields in 2018 we take a look at Deep Nitrogen Testing, seed bed preparations and some thoughts on Dry Planting..should the weather change Deep…
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Setting Up For Top Yields In 2018: Soil Sampling

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist This week in THINK AGRONOMY… Why soil sampling improves profitability How to sample properly Grid vs zone sampling It's The Planting Season As we approach planting in many areas…
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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.…
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Types Of Agricultural Lime And What To Look Out For

Agricultural Lime. 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 plant. This week I want…
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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…