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Choosing A Fertilizer Spreader For Topdressing

Choosing the correct fertilizer spreader can open up possibilities for the material you spread, and importantly can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently when the application window is right… I reckon that our broadacre clients…
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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Understanding Boron Deficiency In Crops

Boron deficiency symptoms first appear at growing points of the shoot and roots and in the flowering and fruiting structures. Often terminal buds die and shoot internodes shorten, leading to stubby, distorted new growth emerging from side shoots…
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What Happened To Last Year's Fertilizer? Tips For Budget-Conscious Farmers

By Dr. Rob Mikkelsen, Ph.D. University of California (Soil Science) Everyone is looking to get the most value from everything they do. With the ever-tightening squeeze between farm inputs and crop prices, it just makes good sense to…
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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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OPINION: The Food We Eat Should Inspire Joy, Not Fear

By Jonathan Bardzik Food brings joy. Although lately it feels like food also brings a lot of fear and confusion. What should and shouldn’t we eat? There are seemingly endless new rules and opinions about what will make you healthy and what…
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KTDA Partners With Cropnuts to Test Kenya Tea Farmers' Soils

The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has began conducting soil & leaf testing among small-scale Kenya tea farmers in Kenya to determine the best fertiliser for them. Improving Kenya Tea Farmers' Production The project, a joint venture…
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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…

Practical Steps to Optimising Nitrogen Applications

The optimum amount of Nitrogen that a crop needs varies significantly, not only depending on soil type and yield potential, but also from year to year. Nitrogen commonly represents the largest single variable cost in many crops, but how…
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Crop Residue Benefits

Crop residue left on the fields has many known beneficial effects. For one, the residues are used as a nutrition source for soil organisms which slowly break it down into smaller and finer particles which end up constituting soil organic matter.…