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TAMARILLO FACTS AND HEALTH BENEFITS TAMARILLO FACTS AND HEALTH BENEFITS

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A part from one taking Tamarillo or Tree Tomatoes as juice, nutritionists say the natural fruit has more health benefits, which makes it a key fruit to include on one’s menu. The rich content of iron in tamarillo is increasingly beneficial for curing anaemia. The mineral contributes toward this function by regulating and promoting the […]

MANGO FARMING IN KENYA MANGO FARMING IN KENYA

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The mango industry in Kenya has expanded considerably over recent years, not only in size but also in the geographical location of commercial and homestead plantings. Main characteristics that differentiate varieties are the fruit shape, size, aroma, sweetness, color, fiber content, taste, seed size and resistance to diseases. Proper selection of a mango cultivar for […]

DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEMS DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

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Drip Irrigation method, also called drop by drop irrigation, and underground irrigation, functions as its name imply. Drop by drop, water is distributed to the active root zone of plants. This method, if managed properly, might be the most water-supply-efficient way of irrigation, because runoff and evaporation reduced significantly. Drip irrigation in today’s agriculture, is […]

BAMBOO FARMING, AS A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT BAMBOO FARMING, AS A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT

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Bamboo’s untapped potential to restore degraded lands and forests, store carbon and supply energy to millions of rural communities is immense. I would urge farmers to first know where they can sell the produce, before engaging themselves in this kind of farming. When planting, a space of six feet by six feet should be left. […]

WHY IS TREE PRUNING IMPORTANT? PRUNING

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WHY IS TREE PRUNING IMPORTANT? Pruning is the practice of removing specific portions of a tree or shrub (such as roots, buds, or branches) that are dead and dying due to pests, disease, and lack of sunlight or trimming for healthy plant development and aesthetic purposes. Your plants need help and regular maintenance. They must […]

WHAT IS MULCHING AND WHAT ARE ITS ADVANTAGES? WHAT IS MULCHING AND WHAT ARE ITS ADVANTAGES?

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WHAT IS MULCH? Mulch is a layer of decaying organic matter on the ground. Mulch occurs naturally in all forests; it is a nutrient rich, moisture absorbent bed of decaying forest leaves, twigs and branches, teeming with fungal, microbial and insect life. Natural mulch serves as a “nutrient bank,” storing the nutrients contained in organic […]

GROWING PEACHES IN KENYA GROWING PEACHES IN KENYA

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The nectarine, a close relative of the peach, is included in the following description because its requirements are so similar. Peach and nectarine cultivars are grouped according to a few distinctive fruit characteristics: soft or firm flesh, white or yellow flesh, and freestone or clingstone type (indicates whether or not the stone separates easily from […]

CUSTARD APPLE GROWING CONDITIONS CUSTARD APPLE GROWING CONDITIONS

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Climate It is the most tropical of all the Annonaceae, the custard apple Family. Below a mean minimum temperature of 15-25°C trees produce almost no fruit.  They also will under-perform if temperature and humidity is outside that preferred i.e. >30°C and less than 30% respectively.  Young trees are killed by only a light frost and […]

HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRAGON FRUITS HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRAGON FRUITS

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As Dragon fruit is becoming increasingly popular in recent years,lets look at some of its nutrition and health benefits.  May Help Fight Chronic Disease Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause cell damage, which may lead to inflammation and disease. One way to combat this is by eating antioxidant-rich foods like dragon fruit. Antioxidants work […]

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