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How I Improved Maize Yield From 6 To 32 Bags Per 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…

What Effect Are Fall Armyworm Pesticides Having on Other Species?

What effect are fall army worm pesticides having on non-target organisms like bees, earthworms & butterflies? Let's investigate.. Thankfully, it is a question that I am frequently asked when using and recommending pesticides which shows…

Fall Armyworm Control – Separating Chemical Performance From Poor Application

Fall army worm control depends on a number of factors such as pesticide application methods & effectiveness of the chemical itself One of the main issues I have encountered in carrying out trials in Fall Armyworm is the difficulty in separating…

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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Eldoret Farmer Maize Farming Success Story

Maize Farming Success Story We visited maize farmer Tim in Eldoret. His maize farming success story is, to say the least, inspirational. Despite the drought & fall army worm challenge, Tim - Owner of Makongi Farm in Eldoret - harvested…
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Early Season Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) and FAW Update

Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) Having toured several maize farms in the North Rift, Nakuru and Naivasha lately, it is apparent that Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) is still alive and kicking. The concerns over Fall Armyworm last…

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…

Soil Testing - Solution to Food Security in Africa?

Food is a great connector. It connects families, communities and even nations. Most memorable conversations happen at the dinner table. But how does the food end up at the dinner table in the first place? It's the farmers who bring food to…

Arable Farming Review of 2017; the year that will unlikely be forgotten…

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist 2017 has certainly been a testing year; the arrival of Fall Armyworm, delayed rains and stressed crops, and volatile grain prices all made for a challenging 12 months. But farmers are used to adversity,…

Fall Army Worm Threat Grows Closer

Reports have been gathering recently about Fall Army Worm, a potentially devastating pest of Maize which has been sweeping from West Africa, down to the South of the continent and now towards us here in Kenya. Originally a pest of the southern…