Hortfresh Journal

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Soil Borne Diseases

By Ruth Vaughan In intensive horticulture soil borne diseases cause yield and quality loss, and if left unchecked can result in complete project failure, as we have seen happen many times. All soils, unless completely dead, have a large and...

Launch-of-KHC

KHC launched to address matters on fruits and vegetables

Themed to be a one billion industry, the horticulture industry marked important milestone on July 21st, 2017 following the launch of the Kenya Horticultural Council (KHC). The Kenya Horticultural Council is an umbrella body bringing together leading horticultural associations in...

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Macadamia crop takes Murang’a by storm

When Charity Wambui walked through the gates of her newly constructed homestead, several years ago after receiving her retirement letter from her employer, she hardly knew where to begin. Her knowledge on farming was almost non-existent. The coffee sector that...

Indegeneous-Flowers

How farmers are developing Indigenous flowers

Floriculturists in the past mostly have focused on buying flower breeds from existing breeders. Innovation and high cost of accessing seeds and seedlings from breeders have now moved farmers to develop their own alternative flowers. Mr. Lawrence Mukundi an expert...

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Isinya Roses freshening the world

Spanning approximately thirty five hectares in area and sixteen years in operation, Isinya roses is a specialty rose farm based in the scenic Rift Valley, Kajiado County in the humble and quiet town of Isinya. The Company has bloomed to...