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Kenya maize production

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…
Kenya maize production

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.…
Kenya maize production

Think Agronomy: Review Of The Year 2018

Kenya’s maize production statistics in 2018 is estimated at 46m bags (90kg), well above the 5 year average of 40m bags, while the wheat harvest is predicted at 3m bags against the 5 year average of 3.5m bags. Kenya Maize Production in 2018 If…
Kenya maize production

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…
Kenya maize production

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…
Kenya maize production

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,…
Kenya maize production

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…
Kenya maize production

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…
Kenya maize production

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

Fall armyworm in maize, copper deficiency & stem rust in wheat & barley has caught my attention this week. I also have the latest from our maize trials. Let's dive in.. Quick Updates Fall Armyworm pressure is manageable in most parts…
Kenya maize production

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 presented the results from a study of Maize Fall Armyworm…