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.

Kenya has a great potential for beef farming

With about 80% of Kenya’s landmass being arid and semi-arid, beef farming is a viable way of using land, which would have otherwise been left to lie fallow. This article provides insights on rearing Boran cattle for beef to spur farmers to take advantages of opportunities in the beef industry.

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.

Five out of every 100 heifers are infertile

Of all animals, heifers are the most neglected in many farms, which affect their health and productivity. It is important to focus on the health of heifers because they will succeed your cows when their time comes to produce milk. You don't want them to perform below expectation.

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.

Feed raw material suppliers in Kenya, let us build a directory

Farmers who need raw materials for feed making including feed additives (pre-mixes and amino acids) can order them from outlets nearest to them. The following outlets sell the ingredients in different towns shown below:

Know your pasture grasses: Nandi Setaria

Nandi setaria has the greatest range of adaptability of all tropical grasses (altitude 0-3,000m above sea level). It performs well in high rainfall areas with 900-1825 mm per year. The grass can also be grown in transitional zones and arid areas through irrigation.

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.

How to build an apiary for honeybees

What factors should be considered when setting up an apiary? Stick to standards and you will produce high quality honey. An apiary or a bee house is a place where many beehives are kept for honey production. It is advisable to keep between 20 to 25 beehives in one apiary.

Poultry Keeping: What farmers need to succeed

Poultry keeping continues to be one of the most popular enterprises among small-scale farmers in Kenya. This is because it is one of cheapest farming enterprises that require little capital to start. Of late, there has been a shift towards keeping indigenous chickens.

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