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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…

Dealing With Rising Fall Armyworm Threat, Precision Farming Challenges & Late Planted Wheat

Today's issue of #ThinkAgronomy tackles main Agronomy challenges that crop up during planting and during the onset of the rains which is being experienced in most parts of the country. Fall Armyworm Following the sporadic rain over…
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Spraying Potatoes Before Harvesting - Cropnuts

The main objective of the potato harvesting operation is to lift the crop with minimum damage to tubers as well as minimum amount of clay, dirt and stones. The first stage of potato harvesting is to desiccate or “burn-off” the foliage…
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Improving Nodulation In Legumes

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Legume nodulation. If there is one topic that we receive more advice on than any other, it is probably how to improve nodulation in legumes, and ultimately the nitrogen fixation, of our…
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Popular Small Grain Seeders

As an agronomist I get asked a great deal about small grain seeders. And for good reason; a crop’s inherent yield is not decided by the combine, sprayer, or any other operation in its life, but by the machine that puts it in the ground. So…
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THINK AGRONOMY: Improving Pollination In Seed Maize

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Maximizing yield in commercial maize is tricky enough, but for seed maize there is the added complication of ensuring the female plants are adequately fertilised by the weak and variable…
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Planning For Profitable Crop Rotation

Crop rotation. It may seem as though the off season is a long way away for many growers in Kenya, but it will arrive quickly and now is a good time to review how best to use the land in the fallow period. Having experienced what for many is…
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Profitable Maize Farming - How I Improved Yield From 6 To 32 Bags/Acre

Profitable maize farming in Kenya is becoming a reality for most farmers who are readily taking up new technologies to help them to drastically improve yield. We meet 24 year old Babuh on his parents’ expansive 700 acre farm in Endebes…
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Top Dressing Fertilizer For Maize: Why Timing Is Key

By David Jones, Broadacre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Top dressing fertilizer for maize works best when it is applied at the correct crop growth stage and at the recommended rate. This article explains why.. Understanding the key growth stages…
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Larrson Chebii: My Journey As A Daktari wa Udongo Agronomist

By Larrson Chebii I started this journey as Daktari wa Udongo in the North Rift region in 2014. This was a totally new service to this region. Not many knew about Daktari wa Udongo services or what it was at all about. To be honest I myself…