Plant Health

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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