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French beans farming and market prices in Kenya 2019

French Beans Farming Guide

French beans, also known as snap or green beans, and locally in Kenya as mishiri, are a major export crop. Interest in french beans farming is fast-growing for both fresh consumption and processing (mainly canning and freezing). French beans…
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Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms Guide For Crops (With Pictures)

Nutrient deficiency disease symptoms is a common puzzle among crop farmers. What follows is a description of visual symptoms related to specific plant nutrition or nutrient deficiencies commonly found in crops. While useful as a starting point…
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Understanding The Nitrogen Nutrient In The Soil (Part 2)

By Graeme Sait, Author of ‘Nutrition Rules!’, Consultant, CEO Nutri-Tech Solutions (NTS) In the first part of this article, we discussed the nuances of nitrogen, the most misused of all minerals. In this installment, I will continue…
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Maximizing The Performance of Urea Fertilizer

Urea fertilizer remains the least expensive form of Nitrogen at around 90 Kes per kilo of N compared to around 115 Kes in CAN. But what are the likely volatilization losses, and is it possible to go some way predicting this? This article breaks…
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How To Spot Fake Fertilizers Sold By Rogue Suppliers

Fake fertilizer scandals have rocked the country lately and farmers are wary of falling victim to rogue fertilizer suppliers. Here's how to net them It is that time of the year when farmers are preparing their farms and are ready to plant taking…
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Why Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Is The Sovereign The Fertilizer

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) fertilizer is currently in short supply in Kenya. What should farmers do? Let's first take a look at the role of Calcium in the soil and in crops In soil and plant nutrition calcium is King. Calcium Ammonium Nitrate…
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Avocado Farming Guide

Avocado farming in Kenya and around the globe is gaining prominence partly because of the nutritious benefits of the avocado fruit. But where does one start in farming these delicious fruit? Full of flavor, packing a high nutrient punch and…
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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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Maize Nitrogen Topdressing & Fall Armyworm Update

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist Maize Nitrogen topdressing is crucial. Much of the final yield is determined at this stage. In this article, we explore ways to get it right when applying the maize topdressing Nitrogen fertilizer. We had…