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Fall army worm (FAW)

The Disastrously Destructive Fall Army Worm (FAW)

Fall Army Worm (FAW), is a new emerging invasive pest that is wreaking havoc in Kenya and many other parts of the world, causing huge losses to farmers and impacting on food security.  FAW or Spodoptera frugiperda, is a caterpillar native to…
Plant growth regulator

Use of Growth Regulators To Reduce Lodging In Cereals

Ethrel or Ethephon is a very useful tool for stiffening and shortening the straw – thus reducing the leveraging effect in a heavy, damp crop which leads to lodging. Assessing when to use it however is crucial; in the absence of lodging…

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…

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…

Change of Weather Brings New Disease and Fall Armyworm Threats

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist Fall Armyworm are definitely active in wheat crops now, and this week I have picked up some interesting observations and tips on what to look for. And in canola crops, Meru County has been experiencing…