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A guide on buying Boma Rhodes Seeds

For the dairy and beef sector to grow as part of the Kenya’s Big Four Agenda, the problems in fodder production need to be urgently addressed. Kenya needs year round supply of quality fodder at prices that are profitable to both livestock farmers and fodder producers. It is therefore exciting to see a new crop (pun intended) of upcoming farmers …

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Drip Irrigation vs Sprinkler Irrigation

Irrigation is the process through which controlled amount of water can be supplied through artificial means such as pipes, ditches, sprinklers etc. the main objectives of irrigation systems is to help agricultural crop growth, landscape maintenance and reduce the effect of inadequate rainfall. Therefore, the importance of irrigation systems is very high. However, many farmers in Kenya find a hard time trying to choose …

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Investing in Mushroom Farming

There is growing interest in developing commercial cultivation of mushrooms in Kenya. According to NAFIS Mushroom production is currently valued at KSh 340 million. Large scale producers account for over 95% all over Kenya most of which is button. Shitake, though not common in Kenya, is globally rated second after button. Oyster mushroom production is readily picking up because it is easy …

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Types of beehives and their advantages

A beehive is a dwelling place constructed for bees, usually either dome-shaped or box-shaped. Below are some of the most used beehives in the world: Log Hive This hive is made using logs. Advantages Log Hive They are inexpensive to make. They can be produced locally and require little knowledge of carpentry. They can house large amounts of bees. They …

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