New banana variety to keep pests at bay by KALRO

BANANA FARMING Banana originated from southeast of Asia BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF BANANA It is a herbaceous plant non-woody The fruit develops through parthenocarpy The roots arise from underground rhizobium ECOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS Altitude 0-1800 m A.S.L Temperature 20⁰c-30⁰c Bananas are very sensitive to low temperatura Soils – the soils should beContinue Reading

𝑫𝒊𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘? There are two common types of fertilizer application methods: 1. Single application- Ideal for early maturing varieties like SC Sungura 301 and SC Duma 43 and SC Duma 419. Done once at 𝟔 𝐭𝐨 𝟏𝟎 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞. Read more Biosecurity in poultry farming Soil testing tips forContinue Reading

Urban farming and rooftop gardens

The world population is growing day by day. Especially in cities and megacities like Nairobi, the population growth is extremely high. To support the growing food demand of the increasing population, the food supply should be secure and sustainable. Rooftop farming The procedure of rooftop farming Select a suitable spotContinue Reading

Avocado fertilization

Avocado fertilization. Mkulilma today I received a question from a farmer through our #AskMKULIMATODAY service. How should I apply fertilizer to my avocado crops? To obtain maximum growth potential for the plant and optimum yield, it is important to supply the avocado plant with nutrients. It is however dangerous toContinue Reading

Where to get market for bamboo farming

Where to get market for bamboo farming is today’s question. I am a bamboo farmer in Nyeri county with about four acres of mature plants. I am looking for market #AskMKULIMATODAY #letstalkagriculture Where to get market for bamboo farming is today’s question. Mkulima today bamboo farming has become a lucrativeContinue Reading

How profitable is managu farming

How profitable is managu farming? The lush green African nightshade commonly referred to as managu plants sitting on one acre can be seen from meters away on the farm in Ol jabet Laikipia county. Alex, 26 the owner of the farm started the agribusiness in April 2020 after losing hisContinue Reading

dragon fruit farming in kenya

DRAGON FRUIT FARMING AGRIBUSINESS The first time I saw dragon fruits in Kenya, I couldn’t help but remember the cactus fruits we were enjoying while playing in the semi-arid fields of Narok. Back then, I couldn’t imagine that miles away, in the Asian countries, dragon fruit farming was a majorContinue Reading

common sweet potato diseases

Although the most prevalent sweet potato diseases attack the roots, fungal leaf spots and lesions are common but rarely cause economic losses. On tubers, silver scurf is rather prevalent. On the surface of diseased tubers that have been stored under high humidity, a fine covering of dark green to blackContinue Reading