Mkulima today cowpeas are one of the most consumed crops in the country and the market is growing gradually year on year. Today we answer a farmer’s concern on how to grow cowpeas under shade nets. His question is can you use shade nets in cowpeas farming?

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Agronets will have an effect of creating a microclimatic condition under the crops just in greenhouse farming.

With this in mind shade nets can be replaced or used as a substitute for greenhouse in some types of crops.

Cowpeas do well when the temperatures are high so you can only grow them during the hot months in cold areas.

Some other indigenous vegetables to Africa like mitoo and mrenda also do well under the agronets.

You can source high-quality ago nets from established companies like Amiran Kenya or A to Z company.

Most agro companies are based in the capital Nairobi but have distribution channels countrywide and major towns.

There are many types and meshes of agronets. For more detailed information as per your needs kindly call the companies and you will get the right help as per your needs.

Did I answer the question on can you use shade nets in cowpeas farming?

Credit Carol Mutua, Egerton University / NMG

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