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ArmyWorms have destroyed 17,000 acres of Maize

The Fall Armyworm is here again! This time it has swept more than 17,000 acres of maize. A report recently released by the County Department of Agriculture indicates that the Fall Armyworm pest had destroyed 30 per cent of the Kenya’s projected harvest. This has led Uasin Gishu County to set up an emergency phone number (0702426040) to help tackle this …

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DFK: This Facebook Group is planning to grow one million trees and bring back Kenya’s green

It is true when they say farmers (or is it farming?) are the backbone of Kenya. Digital Farmers Kenya (DFK) the largest online farming community in Kenya has taken restoring forests in Kenya on a personal level. The group boasts of a membership of over two hundred and three thousand people, with diverse cultural, socio-economic and professional backgrounds, all over the …

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How to keep proper dairy records using the DigiCow app

Keeping track of what is happening on the dairy farm requires some records. Good farm management requires having a good useful set of farm records. Good records do not ensure the farm will be successful, however, success is unlikely without them. Farm records are like the report cards students receive at school. With a farm report card, farmers can tell …

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Kenya: Maize farmers at risk of losing crops USAID warns

Kenya and other major maize-producing countries in Africa could incur “staggering” food and financial losses from the invasion of a voracious pest known as the fall armyworm, a US government official warned on Tuesday. Up to 50 per cent of an annual maize crop can be destroyed by the fall armyworm, said Regina Eddy, coordinator of a US Agency for …

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How to keep your vegetable farm healthy

One of the most mystifying things that can happen in your farm is when a plant gets a disease. How did it happen? Will it spread? Will all my plants die? How can I get rid of it? The most important thing to understand about disease prevention is something called the disease triangle (drawing, right). Disease can only happen when …

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Farming Manuals: Get Free Access to Information

In an effort to improve your online experience in looking for information, farming manuals and research, we have developed a platform that will make it easier for you to access agribusiness related documentation. All the data presented on this platform is FREE and can be accessed at any time. The platform can be accessed by going to http://training.graduatefarmer.co.ke We have also …

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BAKE Awards: Wow! We have been nominated in two categories

Graduate Farmer has just been nominated in two categories (Best Agricultural Blog and Kenyan Blog of the Year) at the BAKE Awards)! As a farming platform, it’s always nice to receive this kind of recognition. Many thanks to our readers and the Bloggers Association of Kenya for the nomination. Building up a farming platform and getting some traction with it …

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