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Herbicide Imazethapyr For Legumes, Beans, Lentils & Peas

The imi herbicide Imazethapyr will shortly be released in Kenya, giving us another tool for weed control in a range of crops. This is great news, and there are several places where it will fill important gaps in our herbicide programs. Herbicide…
Types of herbicides for maize wheat barley in Kenya

Herbicide Options For Maize, Wheat & Barley

What follows is a herbicide chemical list used to manage broad leaved weeds in cereals in Kenya mostly maize, wheat and barley With many wheat and barley crops being dry planted this season, broadleaved weed control is likely to be a challenge…

What Effect Does Prolonged, Heavy Rain Have On Fall Armyworm?

Fall Armyworm pressure is notably lower so far this season. That does not mean for a moment that we should slacken our approach, and there are undoubtedly areas of the country that are still seeing serious damage, but the early and heavier than…

Setting Up For Top Yields In 2018 (Part 3): Canola Top Dressing

Canola top dressing timing, maize herbicide options and seedbed preparation tips - our article this week is on a roll.. This week we answer following key questions: when is the optimum time to apply topdressing fertilizer to canola crops?…

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…

Spray Adjuvants - A Dark Science?

There is always intense discussion about the use of spray adjuvants among farmers and agronomists. As an independent agronomist I feel that they are often used unnecessarily, however in many situations they can improve the effectiveness of sprays…

Sprayer Cleaning and Hygiene Newsletter

As the spraying season picks up, I always have plenty of discussions with farmers about cleaning out sprayers, and which order to spray crops in order to minimise downtime. It is crucial to remember that crop growth can be affected by tank residues…