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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) & Reduced Pesticide Use

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has since become a buzzword in the Kenya floriculture industry as effective pest management strategy. IPM is the ideal concept to subscribe to and everyone aches to be seen either as an adopter or advocate of…
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Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer Alternatives

Where to buy Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer? Well, due to port restrictions of the fertilizer into the country, here are some alternatives to CAN you can use As mentioned in the previous newsletter there are no water soluble, non-reactive calcium…
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Roseto Flowers Invest In Ultra Modern Irrigation Water Management System

FLOWER INDUSTRY NEWS 17th August 2018 In the flower farming industry, high sodium levels in water has been a menace to most growers. Common irrigation water management systems such as Reverse Osmosis (RO) have come in handy to most flower…
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Designing A Suitable Fertigation System

Fertigation is the application of fertilizer together with irrigation water.  The most common form of fertigation in Kenya is via drip irrigation.  Fertigation provides precise nutrition, application flexibility, minimized loses & environmental…
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Greenhouse Farming Starter Guide

Greenhouse farming When you grow plants out in the open field, your soil has time to rest and regenerate. Not so in the greenhouse, where the climate is much hotter and the soil and plants are working hard all year round. Soil temperatures…
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Kibera Man Grabs A Flower Exporting Opportunity To Eke A Living

When Talib Ibrahim from Makina, Kibera travelled to Egypt to pursue further studies in Nautical Technology at the Maritime Academy, he had no prior knowledge of what was to befall him which later became a game changer in his life.. At the…
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Agrobacterium - The Rose Grower’s Nightmare

Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a rod shaped gram negative motile bacteria that lives in the soil.  It has flagella that allow it to swim through moisture films in soil and on plants.  On its own its harmless, but when combined with the Ti plasmid…
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Critical Issues in Plant Nutrition in Floriculture

By Ruth Vaughan <Scroll down to subscribe to this newsletter> In my line of work I visit hundreds of flower farms a year; the flourishing, the ticking over, and the ones in dire straits. A lot of my hard work is dealing with farms that…
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Common Rose Plant Diseases & How To Prevent Them

Rose plant diseases limit production and quality. The most common diseases are fungal diseases. Rose Plant Diseases Causes For the disease-causing fungi to start growing you need a combination of factors to come together at one point in time: 1)…
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Ensuring Farm Produce Reaches the Kitchen and Food Table Safe

By Ruth Vaughan Concerted efforts and measures have been on-going in Kenya to enhance food safety, compliance and competitiveness in Kenya's fresh produce While horticulture has been defined as the science and art of growing fruits and…