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Fall army worm (FAW)

The Disastrously Destructive Fall Army Worm (FAW)

Fall Army Worm (FAW), is a new emerging invasive pest that is wreaking havoc in Kenya and many other parts of the world, causing huge losses to farmers and impacting on food security.  FAW or Spodoptera frugiperda, is a caterpillar native to…
Fall army worm (FAW)

Nematodes: Our Silent Nemesis?

Nemesis - the inescapable agent of someone's or something's downfall.  Synonymous with downfall, ruin, ruination, undoing, destruction Nematodes are microscopic, non-segmented, round worms that come under the Phylum Nematoda.  They are…
Fall army worm (FAW)

Agrobacterium - The Rose Grower’s Nightmare

Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a rod shaped gram negative motile bacteria that lives in the soil.  It has flagella that allow it to swim through moisture films in soil and on plants.  On its own its harmless, but when combined with the Ti plasmid…
Fall army worm (FAW)

High Aphid Pressure Hits As Drought Takes Hold

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist This week, we take a look at: Identifying and controlling specific aphid to avoid control failures What thresholds to use to make decisions on farm crop spraying Why spraying…
Fall army worm (FAW)

Planning the rotation

A sound rotation has many benefits; here we discuss a few key points when planning to improve the performance of your farm All plants have favoured soil types and climates which need to be appreciated when choosing which crops to introduce…