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importance of soil fertility

Healthy Soil Is The Real Key To Feeding The World

Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world. One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, soil erosion from chemical-free tilled…
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Soil Fertility Effect On Crop Pests & Diseases

Soil fertility management requires careful application of science and skill to meet production, environmental, and social goals. Fertilizers are responsible for over half of global food production, but there are areas in world with nutrient…
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Celebrating World Soil Day, December 5th 2018

By Ruth Vaughan, Msc. Applied Science Today is World Soil Day. However, Africa continues to be affected by hunger and low crop yields. Populations are increasing and soil fertility is dropping. Traditional farming methods relied on larger areas…
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Conservation Agriculture: Benefits Of Leaving Crop Residue On Your Fields

By Jacopo Parigiani, Msc. Water & Land Management As defined by FAO, Conservation Agriculture (CA) aims to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture and subsequently aims at improved livelihoods of farmers through the application of…
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The Untold Story Of Why Maai Mahiu - Suswa Area Is Cracking & Flooding

The massive fault line that dipped in Maai Mahiu Suswa area was a cause of natural geological processes or did human activity have a hand in it? Dr. Charles Gachene, PhD, weighs in on this question.. Mother Nature is on a very serious revenge…
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The Role Of Soil Health In Natural Disaster Mitigation

You may think that the common factor between drought and flood in many places in Kenya is water, especially lately. Other than the lack or abundance of rain, the major reason for droughts and floods is the soil's health status and its inability…
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Setting Up For Top Yields In 2018 (Part 2): Soil Preparation & Planting

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist “Well Sown is Half Grown!” is an old saying about the importance of planting the crop well to give it the best chance in life. As we approach planting season it is important to remind ourselves…
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Setting Up For Top Yields In 2018: Soil Sampling

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist This week in THINK AGRONOMY… Why soil sampling improves profitability How to sample properly Grid vs zone sampling It's The Planting Season As we approach planting in many areas…
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Creating Sustainability In The Flower Industry (Part 2)

By Ruth Vaughan In Part 1 of our newsletter, we explored the various farming practices that improve the soil and the environment. In this second issue, we discuss various useful tips on how to maintain flower production over time (without…
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Types Of Agricultural Lime And What To Look Out For

Agricultural Lime. Last week we looked at the importance of liming and the returns it generates by maximising the efficiency with which nutrients can be used by the crop and improving the root environment for the plant. This week I want…