Tag - Maize

How to Make the Most of El Niño Rains in Kenya

Kenya's agriculture is highly dependent on the two primary rainy seasons: the long rains, which occur from March to May, and the short rains, from October to December. However, the erratic weather patterns associated with climate phenomena like El Niño can disrupt traditional planting and...

Maize Scandal: The Pain of a Kenyan Farmer

The pain of maize farming is real! Maize farmers in Kenya have gone through a lot of challenges in the past years that have nearly brought them to their knees. The challenges ranging from drought, Lethal Necrosis Disease to Fall Army Worms attacks has nearly...

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...

Govt plans to release Ksh 400 million to curb armyworms

The Kenyan government plans to release Ksh 400 million to curb the armyworm menace. However MPs on Saturday asked the Ministry of Agriculture to allocat Ksh 1 billion to fight the fall armyworm as experts warn pest could destroy half of Kenya’s annual maize crop. The National Assembly’s...