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Common Potato Pests And Diseases

Potato Pests and diseases. Here we will look at the main pests and diseases that affect potato yields in Kenya. The Irish potato, Solanum tuberosum, is an important staple crop grown in Kenya.  Potatoes are extremely good for us!  Potatoes…
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Use of Growth Regulators To Reduce Lodging In Cereals

Ethrel or Ethephon is a very useful tool for stiffening and shortening the straw – thus reducing the leveraging effect in a heavy, damp crop which leads to lodging. Assessing when to use it however is crucial; in the absence of lodging…
Kalro seed potato varieties list

Potato Varieties Grown In Kenya

Seed potato varieties in Kenya are produced by certified seed producers such as KALRO, Agrico East Africa, International Potato Centre (CIP), Bioplant GmbH, Africalla among others Seed Potato Varieties List 1. Roslin Eburu B53…
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Certified Seed Potato Production In Kenya

The availability of certified seed potato in Kenya is improving, thanks to efforts being made by National Potato Council of Kenya & KEPHIS. Potato is the world’s fourth most important food crop after wheat, maize and rice. It…
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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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Starter Guide To Profitable Potato Farming

Potato farming in Kenya is gaining ground as demand for the potatoes grow due rapid urbanization and the good price the crop fetches.. Potato farming production around the globe has risen steadily over the years (267 million metric tons in…
Potato Cyst Nematode

Controlling Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN)

Nematodes are the silent enemy. Lets look at avoiding disasters by spotting Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN) early in potatoes. Potato Cyst Nematodes – know what you’re dealing with before you plant Because of the devastating and persistent nature…

The Mighty Millipede: Friend-turned-foe?

By Ruth Vaughan The decomposers' heroic deeds in farms are fast being replaced by a trail of destructive activities Have the beneficial worm Millipede turned predatory? This is the question scientists and some potato farmers are grappling…