When one pays a visit to Kingdom Farm owned by Mr.Gathogo, you simply marvel. The farm which is located at Beggi area in Gilgil, Nakuru County produces tomatoes all year round. This he attributes to the high demand of tomatoes ...
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Roses grown at high altitudes are known for their longer stems, larger heads, brighter colors and thicker foliage. High altitudes areas are characterized of cool and rich fertile soils but growers in these areas require high crop managerial skills to ...
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Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is one of the major food legumes widely grown in the world. In Kenya, beans are produced in most households and are the second most important food crop after maize .Beans are very versatile in ...
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Exhibition expansion Bosman Van Zaal, Hoogendoorn Growth Management, LudvigSvensson and for the first time Bercomex joined in on the 15th Naivasha Horticultural Fair in Kenya. For all of us this is the main event which shows products and services from ...
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Article by Ruth Vaughan Technical Director,Crop nuts This is a story that is told a lot!  However there is more and more pressure to reduce our reliance on pesticides!  There is increasing pressure to limit pesticide residues in roses to ...
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Flower farms in Kenya are producing high quality roses by adopting technologies that target environmental conservation. From hydroponics, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to Sky Train flower transporting system, flower farms have come of age instilling fresh breath. At PJ Dave ...
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  One on one with Jesse Mwangi, Tissue Culture Banana “agroprenuer”             What is plant tissue culture cultivation? Plant tissue culture is the rapid multiplication of plantlets using aseptic biological methods. The plantlets are grown in an artificial medium which ...
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Cabbage is one of the most popular vegetable in our meals .In Kenya, this crop is grown by small, medium and few large scale farmers. Due to its high demand particularly in urban areas, cabbage farming has become very ideal ...
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Avocado farming in Kenya presents a good opportunity venture not only for large scale growers but also to a growing population of small scale farmers. This is because the country’s domestic and export market is growing at a high rate, ...
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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 ...
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The nutritional and environmental benefits of vegetables are capturing the attention in Africa. A positive development for African farmers is the increasing demand for vegetables. Local vegetables are becoming more popular among farmers and consumers, due to the nutrition benefits ...
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Since beginning of May this year, Rob Letcher took over the helm of De Ruiter East Africa as the company’s new Managing Director. Rob has an admirable wealth of experience in floriculture, with a career that was groomed back in ...
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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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As the first streaks of sunlight stretch on the gigantic Aberdare forest to usher in a new dawn in Nyandarua County, we visit Harvest flowers Kipipiri, which sits near Murungaru town on the scenic view of the foothills of the ...
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Since mid 1990s, Kenya peas have been making an escalating climb into popularity. This is as result of farmers deciding to widen up, little by little, to growing more and more of these edible pod peas. In Kenya, peas are ...
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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 ...
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A burgeoning European appetite for herbs by a health-conscious middle class is driving the growth of culinary herbs both in Kenya and in other countries. This has opened a golden opportunity for many farmers in the country. It is believed ...
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Carrots are popular vegetables that are easy to grow. They grow all year round and are very resistant to most pests and diseases. In Kenya, most of the farmers grow the orange variety. Cold weather is an important factor to ...
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In horticulture worldwide, yields are decreasing more frequently as a result of water scarcity. In addition, at many farms lack of knowledge on efficient production methods has led to a range of problems. Giving too little water can hinder the ...
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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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