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KALRO: Chemicals to curb Fall Army Worms

Fall army worms are a menace. Maize farmers in Kenya are not sleeping in fear of the losses the army worms are inflicting on their farms. KALRO (Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation)  has recommended the following chemicals to curb this threat: Acephate (e.g. Orthene Pellet) Abamectin + Chlorantraniliprole (e.g. Voliam Targo 063 SC) Chlorantraniliprole (e.g. Coragen 20SC) Lufenuron (e.g. …

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Cabbage Farming Profit Per Acre

Cabbages are very popular in Kenyan homes. We love them because when you buy one, it will last for a long time thus cost effective. This fact alone makes it a very profitable crop because many people love it and that equates to demand. Cabbages also known as Brassica Oleraceae are normally grown from seed. Its seed is widely available …

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Macadamia: The next profit making frontier

Kenyan coffee farmers who used to grow macadamia trees to shade their coffee bushes are now abandoning coffee in pursuit of macadamia farming. The East African nation, known for its prized Arabica coffee, is gaining a reputation for its macadamia nuts, with production rising to a record in 2017. Expansion in the world’s third-biggest grower of the crop is being …

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Benefits of Drones in Farming

Benefits Summary Increase Yields: Improve production, efficiency and get higher yields by identifying problems before they happen with increased crop health awareness and frequency. Save time: Drones can be set up and deployed quickly. This ease of use allows farmers to gain information routinely or whenever they need it. Plan for the future: Generate precision orthomosaic maps for better crop …

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Kambi Kuku: Uasin Gishu launches First Poultry Auction

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday launched a poultry auction at Kambi Kuku Uasin Gishu County. The poultry auction the first of its kind, brought a 5,000 chickens from farmers in Juakali, Turbo and its environs. Kambi Kuku is a makeshift marketplace built around the bumps of the Eldoret-Malava road.This is where William Ruto spent his youthful days selling chicken …

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Onion Farming Profit Per Acre

Many things have been said about how onion farming can make you rich in Kenya. How much of these claim are true? The onion also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. It is a close relative of the garlic and widely used in Kenyan kitchen and around the world as a food …

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Impressive farm in Nakuru County which produces mass potato seeds

It is not every day you get to visit a hi-tech potato seed multiplication farm in Kenya. Agrico East Africa located 30km from Nakuru town, sits on a 1,300 acre farm in Ol Rongai which produces mass potato seeds for farmers in Kenya. Quality production equals quality seeds. We decided to multiply seeds after realizing farmers in Kenya recycle harvested produce …

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Buying packaged Silage in Kenya will soon be a reality

The key to unlocking the potential of Kenya’s dairy sector lies with the improvement of feed and forage. Over the years farmers have gradually learnt how to meet their livestock feed and fodder demands through making of silage. However, a farmer has t have enough land to grow maize for silage and additional space to make this too. This is …

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Hay farming profit per acre

Finding a solid profitable farming venture is usually a hard task. With all the risks that come with farming most beginner farmers in Kenya shy away from investing from farming after losing an investment. The good thing about farming however is the many opportunities it presents. One of these opportunities is hay farming. Hay farming (Boma Rodhes Hay) has slowly …

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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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