Potato

Farmers raise alarm on falling potato production

For 40 years, Danson Gitau, a farmer in Kahuho village in Karati, Nyandarua County successfully produced potatoes and managed to get very good yields. Like many farmers in his village, potatoes have been his main source of income.

New pest threatens potato production in Kenya

Kenya has been invaded by a new potato pest that threatens to cut production by more than 80 per cent unless urgent measures are taken to control it. The pest has been identified in a few countries in North and West Africa, and in Europe, North and South America.

Where to buy quality potato seed for planting

There is an acute shortage of clean, disease free potato seed in the country. The following selected seed producers have good quality seed that farmers can buy and multiply their potato seed through positive seed selection method.

Prevention the best weapon against wilt

It is easy to control bacterial wilt disease and increase potato production if farmers can take a few measures to ensure their farms are not infected. The disease poses the greatest threat to potato production in the country, and by extension farmers' livelihoods.

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.

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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