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The Importance Of Cereal Seed Treatments

Getting the seed treatment right is crucial with cereals to control seed borne diseases such as Fusarium Seedling Blight and Loose Smut, and to protect the young plant against aphid borne BYDV. Recently I have heard many farmers tell me…

Think Agronomy: Choosing The Right Canola Variety

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture We already know that Canola is a very well adapted crop to a range of conditions in Kenya, and brings some great rotational benefits. But what about choosing the right canola variety? Essentially…

Controlled Traffic Farming Part 2: If It Works, Why Isn’t Everyone Doing It?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture In Part 2 of our series looking at Controlled Traffic Farming (click here for Part 1) we take a look at why the approach has been less than widely adopted in many areas of the world, but…

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 presented the results from a study of Maize Fall Armyworm…

Key Facts To Help You Combat Disease In Barley

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Along with Brome Grass, disease – and specifically Net Blotch – is the main yield robber disease in barley here in Kenya. But with the range of fungicide products on the market, where…

Wheat Varieties: What Our Current Research Shows

This week I take a look at wheat varieties in Kenya in anticipation of planting. Also we got latest trials results highlighting importance of Nitrogen and Sulphur in Canola Let's start with the wheat varieties: Robin Still a solid wheat variety.…

Cereals 2017 Visit

Last week I visited the UK’s Cereals Event, a two day exhibition of all things arable including machinery, crop varieties, crop nutrition, fungicides, drones, precision farming and grain marketing. The event always attracts a wide range of…

Curbing Horticulture Soil-Borne Diseases

By Ruth Vaughan In intensive horticulture, soil borne diseases cause yield and quality loss, and if left unchecked can result in complete project failure, as we have seen happen many times. All soils, unless completely dead, have a large and…

Fungicide Groups, Types & Examples

Most of us know fungicides by their brand names. But when you want to get scientific about farming, it’s important to understand a bit more about which ones to use in different crops, and why they suit particular situations. Triazoles These…