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Fall army worm

Genetically Modified Maize – The Answer To Our Fall Armyworm Prayers?

Would genetically modified maize put an end to our Fall Armyworm woes? Let's explore this intriguing topic Relentless crop scouting, continual insecticide spraying with rising spray costs, and concerns about the final effects on yield and…

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…
Farming in 2018

Think Agronomy: Review Of The Year 2018

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture If 2017 was to be remembered for the late and under-whelming long rains, this year has been a lesson in being careful what we wish for and adapting to a turbulent ‘new norm’. Looking…
Genetically modified maize

OPINION: Why Kenya Should Shift To Genetically Modified Maize

Genetically Modified (GMO) Maize is marking a new dawn in maize farming in Kenya. KALRO has done a lot of work in sensitizing farmers, politicians and other stakeholders on the importance of Genetically Modified Maize in Kenya through testing…

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…
Genetically Modified Crops

OPINION: Time To Give Genetically Modified Crops (GMOs) A Chance

Regardless of scientific consensus and countless studies endorsing the safety of genetically modified crops, the adoption of GMO food is still low in Africa. What will it take to trust Scientists on GMOs? Genetically Modified Crops Africa…
Maize production in Kenya

Maize Production In Kenya: What's The Way Forward?

By Agatha Ngotho, Cereal Growers Association Maize production in Kenya is grappled by several challenges including high cost of farm inputs, fake fertilizers and most recently, the corruption scandals rocking the National Cereals Produce Board…
Seed maize

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…
profitable maize farming

Profitable Maize Farming - How I Improved Yield From 6 To 32 Bags/Acre

By Wanyaka Gituku 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…
top dressing fertilizer for maize

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…