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Avocado Farming Guide

Avocado farming in Kenya and around the globe is gaining prominence partly because of the nutritious benefits of the avocado fruit. But where does one start in farming these delicious fruit? Full of flavor, packing a high nutrient punch and…

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…

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…

Creating Sustainability In The Flower Industry (Part 1)

By Ruth Vaughan, CropNuts Technical Director European flower importers are pushing for their suppliers to be able to demonstrate sustainable policies and practices. The pressure is on.. In order to continue to be economically sustainable one…

Sodium Strategies: The effect of high soil sodium

By Ruth Vaughan, CropNuts Technical Director In Africa, and especially in Kenya, high soil sodium is one of the major causes of yield losses, quality reduction and crop failure in irrigated agriculture.  So today, in our first newsletter,…

OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING IRRIGATION IN FLOWER FARMS

By Jacopo Parigiani Fertilization is probably the highest expense per hectare in the rose industry. The high cost of fungicides and other pesticides for the control of downy mildew and botrytis also has a toll on farm economics. Fertilization…