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The best time to run your sprinklers

If you use sprinklers to irrigate your farm, then it is very important that you use them effectively. Good use of sprinklers can in fact save water while helping your vegetables to grow even better. Always make sure your sprinklers are in good working order at the start of the dry season. You can get the help of a local …

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Grafting Methods

How Grafting is done Graft plant has 2 parts. Lower portion is from the seedling and is called rootstock. Upper portion is from the mother plant and is called scion. Rootstock should be a sturdy disease free seedling with a strong tap root system. For mango grafts bigger mango stones of wild variety are sown in beds. These produce stout …

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How to build a compost heap

Step 1. Prepare compost area Select a site that does not flood. Choose a shaded and well-drained area. For drainage, bare soil is better than a hard surface such as concrete. Step 2. Gather Materials Gather all materials together at the compost area. The exact amount of each material used varies on what is available. The basic mixture should include: …

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Importance of compost and how to make it

Natural fertilizer provides the food needed for a plant to grow after a seed has germinated in the soil. This food consists of plant nutrients. The most important of these nutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). There are also many other chemicals needed by plants in small quantities, e.g. copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), …

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Products you can get from Bee Keeping

Beekeeping is the maintenance of bee colonies in bee-hives constructed to store honey and produce honey related products. It emerging as a very successful agricultural practice for local people in rural areas of less developed countries. Not only does the practice of beekeeping have intrinsic health benefits through providing a food source of great nutritional value which is lacking in …

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Benefits and Importance of Organic Farming

Organic farming is a type of agriculture or farming which avoids the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, and livestock feed additives. Organic farming systems rely on crop rotation, crop residues, animal manures, legumes, green manure, off-farm organic wastes and bio-fertilizers, mechanical cultivation, mineral bearing rocks. To maintain soil productivity to supply plant nutrients and biological pest control, controlling …

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Kapsuswa Farm: Farmers should plant trees to save the environment

In a bid of conserving the environment and increasing Kenya’s tree cover Kapsuswa Farm has planted 9,600 trees at their farm located in Sugoi, Turbo. Kapsuswa Farm, which was awarded the best large scale farm in Uasin Gishu award by Equity Bank in 2017, has decided to play its part to help bring Kenya’s green back and help save the …

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Aeroponic: This farm uses no soil and 95% less water

There’s a revolution happening in the way food is grown around the world. Vertical farming stacks crops on top of one another in a climate controlled, indoor facility, and utilizes advanced technology to produce food in the most environmentally friendly way the world has ever seen. A farm in Newark, New Jersey called AeroFarms is making use of this technology. Crops are …

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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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