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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…
cereal row spacing & crop yield

Think Agronomy: Does Row Spacing Affect Cereal Yield?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture In most parts of the world growers have confidence in optimum seed rates and row spacing for cereals for their conditions, which strike a balance between high yields in good years and…
wheat production

Hugo Wood: How I Rose From a Ksh. 25 Million Wheat Production Loss

By Julius Sigei, Daily Nation Wheat production is like herding cats. It's a very delicate exercise and you just don't know what might happen next. In Part one of this series, we skimmed through the incredible 40 -year farming career of Mr.…
wheat farming in kenya

Hugo Wood: My 40-Year Journey In Large scale Wheat Farming

Wheat farming in Kenya is often witnessed in huge vast farms in Narok, Timau and Nakuru regions. What follows is an incredible story that is nothing short of legendary. Driving through Narok county in the month of June guarantees beautiful…

Dealing With Fall Army Worm, Copper Deficiency & Stem Rust In Cereal Crops

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture 15th August 2018 Current Fall Armyworm Update Fall Armyworm pressure is manageable in most parts of the country at present, with the exception of hotter areas (>30C) where numbers…
Fall army worm scouting

Fall Armyworm – Separating The Performance Of Chemistry From Poor Application

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist One of the main issues I have encountered in carrying out trials in Fall Armyworm is the difficulty in separating how effective a chemical really is, from how well it is applied and the variation in the…

Setting Up For Top Yields In 2018 (Part 2): Deep Nitrogen Testing

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist In Part 2 of the series 'Setting Up For Top Yields in 2018 we take a look at Deep Nitrogen Testing, seed bed preparations and some thoughts on Dry Planting..should the weather change Deep…
Hay Arid Lands

Benefits of Early Planting in Arid & Semi Arid Lands (ASALs)

By Anne Munene After wearing out our knees offering supplications for rains – they are finally here and then they are not. Even with floods that have brought loss of life and property, there is a brigade of farmers that believe that the…

Wheat Varieties: What Our Current Research Shows

By David Jones, CropNuts Broad Acre Agronomist This week I take a look at wheat varieties in anticipation of planting Our latest trials results highlight importance of Nitrogen and Sulphur in Canola Robin Still a solid variety. First…