Hortfresh Journal

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Optimize your greenhouse control during summer

In summer period the control of greenhouse climate requires a different strategy to avoid plant stress for example, caused by an increase in temperature and radiation. Hoogendoorn, worldwide producer of automation solutions, provides tips to optimize your greenhouse control during...

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From Oserian with ten lessons for you

On Thursday I found myself at Oserian Development Company Limited, or simply Oserian Flowers, in Naivasha. Numerously feted as the best employer (National Farmers Awards 2014), most innovative African Producer (Sainsbury’s Supermarket of the UK) for level of commitment to...

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East Africa’s EU trade agreement in peril

For the last decade the East African Community (EAC) and the EU have been negotiating an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that would allow tariff and quota free trading between the two trading blocs. The EAC is made up of five...

What options are there for Kenya in regard to EPA

What options are there for Kenya in regard to EPA

Kenya may abandon 10 years of negotiating Economic Partnership Agreement trade deal with the European Union as part of the regional East African Community bloc and go it alone, to avoid having duties of as much as 30 percent slapped...

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Florenza, young but equal in growing Roses

In ensuring the world does not lack standard roses, Yogeesh Basavarajappa took the bold step and headed to Solai; Olbanita, Nakuru County to establish Florenza flowers in 2014. To Yogeesh, he had amassed good knowledge on rose cultivation having worked...

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A village in Nyeri, thriving on beetroot farming

For  a long time, Kenyans have been consuming blended juices, consciously or unconsciously of the ingredients used in the drink. Some take it to quench their thirst, others take it for nutritional value, while others take it for leisure. Furthermore,...

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A Farmer reaping high on Carrot farming

Agriculture for a long time in the country has always been perceived as a dirty and tiresome venture especially by town residents. The commercialization of the sector has made many to take a paradigm shift from search of white collar...

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Brexit impact on Kenya’s exports

Kenya Flowers Association (KFC) CEO Jane Ngige earlier said that Brexit is bound to lower flower sales as policies will change which may result in new bilateral negotiations to access the market. The EU market was relatively stable but following...

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Automated Chinese greenhouse promotes safe organic food

Lüwochuan farm is an automated high-tech plastic greenhouse, located in Taizhou China, where organic leafy vegetables are cultivated. The aim of owner Mr. Zhu is to ensure that all Chinese citizens have access to healthy fresh organic food that is...