Plant Health

Farmers can easily increase their beans yield

If managed in the right way, farmers can get more bean yields, improve their soils and income. Farmers are about to start planting beans for the short rains. If they do it well, they stand to get good yields. Beans is also good for improving soil fertility.

Fertility requirements in banana production

Bananas can be very productive if well fed and managed. They tend to do well with frequent application of farmyard manure from cattle, pigs, goats and chickens. Farmers can also use well composited manure, which has been preserved well so that it doesn't lose nutrients.

Avocados can give you good income

Avocado is an important commercial fruit in Kenya both for local and export markets. There are three main types of avocado trees which are suitable for different altitudes. Check which avocado varieties do best under your specific local conditions.

Bacterial wilt a big threat to potato growing

Adoption of crop rotation is the main solution in the fight against the destructive potato disease. Although it continues to destroy potatoes countrywide, very many farmers are yet to understand what bacterial wilt is, how it is spread and how to control it.

Earn more from tree tomato production

There are very few farmers who grow tree tomatoes for the market. Tree tomatoes are easy to grow, resistant to diseases and in great demand. Tree tomato is a small, half woody plant with shallow roots. It grows to an average height of 3.5 - 5.0 m depending on the variety.

Prevent blight in your tomatoes and potatoes

A farmers’ group wants to know how they can control early and late blight in tomatoes and potatoes. We give information on the two common crop diseases that occur during the wet season. This will help farmers prevent the diseases early enough.

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