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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…
barley farming in kenya

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.…
Farming in 2018

Think Agronomy: Review Of The Year 2018

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture If 2017 was to be remembered for the late and under-whelming long rains, this year has been a lesson in being careful what we wish for and adapting to a turbulent ‘new norm’. Looking…
cereal row spacing & crop yield

Think Agronomy: Does Row Spacing Affect Cereal Yield?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture In most parts of the world growers have confidence in optimum seed rates and row spacing for cereals for their conditions, which strike a balance between high yields in good years and…
Soil compaction by machinery

Controlled Traffic Farming Part 3 – How To Make CTF Work On Your Farm.

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture In part of 3 of our series looking into Controlled Traffic, we look at how it can still work on smaller farms and without spending large amount of money replacing equipment. Any farmer…
sunflowers

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,…
nodulation in legumes

Improving Nodulation In Legumes

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Legume nodulation. If there is one topic that we receive more advice on than any other, it is probably how to improve nodulation in legumes, and ultimately the nitrogen fixation, of our…
Small Grain Seeders

Our Latest Reviews On 14 Popular Small Grain Seeders

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture As an agronomist I get asked a great deal about small grain seeders. And for good reason; a crop’s inherent yield is not decided by the combine, sprayer, or any other operation in its…

Dealing With Fall Army Worm, Copper Deficiency & Stem Rust In Cereal Crops

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture 15th August 2018 Current Fall Armyworm Update Fall Armyworm pressure is manageable in most parts of the country at present, with the exception of hotter areas (>30C) where numbers…
Fall armyworm pesticide

Fall Armyworm Insecticides: What Works And What Doesn't

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, MSc. Agriculture What follows is the release of the results of an experiment investigating the effectiveness of various fall army worm insecticides Earlier in the year in #ThinkAgronomy I presented the…