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Importance Of Changing Crop Planting Date

Very often we talk about the ideal sowing or planting window for crops. There is without doubt an optimum for every crop and region – within the limitations of what the weather might do - but too often we view this in a perfect, utopian farming…
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Maize Fungicide Spray Recommendations

As maize crops approach tassling it is well worth considering the disease risk and likely returns from a fungicide application. The first consideration is whether the crop can realistically be sprayed, which of course depends on the equipment…
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High Risk Of Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat this Season

FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT Fusarium Head Blight is a serious risk to wheat, and the risk is greatest after maize when the disease is transferred from the residue of the previous maize crop, to the wheat. So with many farmers having failed to get…
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Fusarium Head Scab (Head Blight) Fungicide Timing

What's the optimum timing for T3 fungicide spraying in wheat and barley? T3 spraying is effective in Fusarium head scab (head blight) control. Fusarium Head Scab is not only a yield robbing disease in wheat (and barley), but it also…
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Crop Health And Balanced Nutrition Shows The Way To Higher Yields

We often talk about the importance of healthy plants in reducing pests and diseases, but how often do we actually see the visual benefits? Reducing fungicide use is important not just for Integrated Crop Management (ICM), but keeping input…
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Barley Farming In Kenya: How We Achieved Massive 11.84 ton/ha Yield

Barley farming in Kenya is setting new yield records as witnessed in various barley trials conducted in Timau, Meru County. Trials are a huge part of making progress in farming, and back in September 2018 we harvested something truly special.…
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Think Agronomy: Review Of The Year 2018

Kenya’s maize production statistics in 2018 is estimated at 46m bags (90kg), well above the 5 year average of 40m bags, while the wheat harvest is predicted at 3m bags against the 5 year average of 3.5m bags. Kenya Maize Production in 2018 If…
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7 Big Ways Controlled Traffic Farming System Boosts Your Crop Yield

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Why Controlled Traffic Farming? In the first in a series looking at Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) systems in #ThinkAgronomy we examine why, and look at the benefits of the approach…
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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…
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Fall Armyworm Insecticides: What Works And What Doesn't

Fall Armyworm Insecticides: What Works And What Doesn't. What follows is the release of the results of an fall army worm insecticide experiment investigating the effectiveness of various pesticides. Earlier in the year in #ThinkAgronomy I…