Agriculture


2 years ago

How Kenyan Farmers Carry Out Tissue Culture For Crops

Tissue culture is a biotechnology that is bing usd extensively in the cloning of vegatatively propagated plants.It is based on the plants ability to regenerate other types of plant parts.Propagation of plants follows the following major three steps for it to be considered successful.

Stage 1

It includesestablishing the asceptic culture and developing the propagule by mutually enhancing cell division and enlargment.Contamination is elimanated by the use disinfectants such as alcohol,calcium and mercury chloride.All tools should be sterilised.

Stage 2

It in  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Pests And Diseases Affecting Cabbage Farmers In Kenya

Cabbages are a source of income for many farmers in the country and care should be taken to ensure that they are well cultivated and farmers find humble time to take good care of them by simply attending to them and ensuring that they are prevented from major disease infections. The growth of cabbage is however inhibited by the attack of the following major pest and diseases.

Aphids

Masses of aphid attack the crop leaves especially during the periods that are dry and the weather does not let much rainfall. They are rare in situations that provoke wet conditions. During the  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Carrots Farming In Kenya

Carrots are gaining demand each and every day in the Kenyan market. It is important therefore for farmers to venture into the project and gain much from the farming of carrots. The following set of information provides the detailed information about carrot growth.

Varieties

They can be grouped as fresh market for example the chantenary and nantes .Oxhart is another major variety that is grown mainly for the feeding of livestock.

Ecological Requirements

It does well in a wide range of attitudes from 0-2900m above sea level. Requires cool temperatures to wa  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

How Farmers Prevent The Spread of Ticks In Kenya

Categories of tick control are in three main groups all of which have been proven to be effective by the specified experts. Ticks reduce the production levels of livestock hence a farmer should always be on the watch out to control the pests. The following category gives a summary of the main methods used in the control of ticks.

Biological method

This method utilizes the tick’s natural enemies that predate on the ticks. The nymphs are usually destroyed by certain like ants and birds. A small number of ticks will be controlled using this major way. Self licking by th  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Best Breeds Of Cattle Available In Kenya For Dairy Farmers

Are you planning to invest your money in dairy farming in Kenya? You are on the right page. This article provides information on the best breeds of cattle you can find in Kenya. It also provides basic characteristics of individual breed for your easy identification and differentiation of one breed from the others.

Four breeds of dairy cattle are available in Kenya: Jersey, Friesian, Aryshire and Guernsey. These cattle breeds have different characteristics right from physical appearance and milk production.

Friesian

This dairy cattle breed, whose origin is in the Ne  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Agro-Chemical Companies in Kenya

Kenya economy relies on agricultural sector. Many crops are grown in Kenya both for home use and for sale in the local and international market. Farmers in Kenya face challenges in production of various crops. These challenges include crop pests and diseases, climate change, exhaustion of the soils due to over cultivation and increase in the prices of the farm inputs. Various agro-chemicals companies have been put up to solves some of these problems by providing farm inputs mainly farm chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers.

Just like in any other bus  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Crops Grown In Semi-Arid Areas In Kenya

The population of Kenya is rapidly increasing and so should be the rate of food production to enable a stable food supply. However, the amount of land that is fertile and support crop growth is shrinking due to the growing population. This has left Kenyans with no option other than reclaiming the arid land and putting it under crop production. Not all crops will survive the adverse conditions experienced in these semi-arid areas, and this is the reason for the establishment of the Dry Seed Limited (DSL) in 2004. The company produces and sells crop seeds that thrive in dry parts of Kenya.Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Agricultural Tools And Equipment Suppliers In Kenya

One key requirement of successful farming is the availability of farming tools and equipment. Farm equipments not only ease farming activities but also hasten the activities, saving time that finally contributes to high yields. There are various suppliers of farm tools and equipments distributed across Kenya. The following is a list of the most popular suppliers in Kenya:

  • Kipsigis Farmers store,

Kericho, Mobile: 0727294682

 

  • Ndume Limited,

Gilgil Branch. Tel : +254-202186668

 


2 years ago

Pre-Disposing Factors Of Livestock Diseases In Kenya

They include the major conditions inside or outside the main body of the animal that may lead to it contacting the disease or obtaining a very major injury. The following are some of the factors that may predispose an animal to certain diseases.

The species of the animal

It determines the type of disease that is likely to affect the species and not any other. A good example is the swine fever that affects the pigs and Newcastle disease affects poultry.

The breed of the animal

It will influence the type of animal that can be affected by a particular diseas  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Importance Of Studying Land Tenure System In Kenya

Land tenure is the relationship of people or groups interacting in a society with respect to land. It is an aspect that has varied definitions but is important in ensuring that the relationship of people with concern to land is improved for their benefit.

Studies on land tenure are important in helping demystify gender issues concerning the ownership of land by mostly the women in Kenya. Girls nowadays are allowed to own land. This was not the case however in the recent past where only men had the right to own land.

Awareness on the various forms of land ownership is also cr  Continue reading ...