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FOOD USES OF TREE TOMATOES (TAMARILLO). TREE TOMATO/TAMARILLO FARMING

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FOOD USES OF TREE TOMATOES (TAMARILLO). The tamarillo is a fruit shrub native to the tropics which bears delicious fruits with firm flesh and a tangy taste. The tree tomato cannot tolerate tightly compacted soil with low oxygen content. It requires fertile, light soil. It grows well on deep lateritic soil. Perfect drainage is necessary. […]

PIXIE ORANGES ORCHARD CARE ORANGES FARMING

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PLANTING Transplant in the field at onset of rains. Clear the field and dig planting holes 60 x 60 x 60 cm well before the onset of rains. Add well decomposed organic manure in the holes and mix with soil. Generally, trees need a wider spacing at sea level than those transplanted at higher altitudes. […]

MANGO FARMING IN KENYA: CULTIVARS SUITABLE FOR PRODUCTION 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. No longer is commercial mango cultivation restricted to the Coast Province, as significant plantings of improved cultivars now also exist in the Eastern and Central provinces, among other regions. […]

PAWPAW FARMING MANUAL, GROWING CONDITIONS, PEST AND DISEASES

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Pawpaws are flexible in their soil requirements. The main thing is good drainage. The soil must be well drained. Soil pH should be moderately acid to neutral, in the range of 5.5 to 7.0. Pawpaws are happiest in a rich, deep, loamy soil with high organic matter content. In addition, they appreciate an organic mulch. […]

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HARMFUL EFFECTS OF WEEDS ON CROPS HARMFUL EFFECTS OF WEEDS

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A weed is a plant growing where it is not desired. They not only compete with crop plants for plant nutrients, moisture, space and sunlight but also interfere with agricultural operations increasing the cost of labour and tillage. And ultimately affect the yields and quality of farm produce adversely. Weeds are often excellent at surviving […]

HEALTH BENEFITS OF KIWI FRUIT HEALTH BENEFITS OF KIWI FRUIT

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF KIWI FRUIT If kiwifruits do not yield when you gently apply pressure with your thumb and forefinger, they are not yet ready to be consumed since they will not have reached the peak of their sweetness. Kiwifruits can be left to ripen for a few days to a week at room temperature, […]

CARE OF YOUNG GRAPES ORCHARD grapes farming

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CARE OF YOUNG GRAPES ORCHARD Grapes are certainly a multi-purpose fruit, being used for wine, baked goods, jams, and for eating fresh off the vine. With their ability to grow in many places around the world, they are a great addition to any garden. In its natural habitat, the vines grow and produce during the […]

COMMON PROBLEMS WITH GROWING PASSION FRUITS AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM PASSION FRUITS DISEASES

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Passion fruit Fungal Spots This is a serious fungous disease, which affects leaves, stems and fruit. It occurs mainly in spring and early summer. On leaves, small brown spots appear first. These enlarge, develop a lighter-coloured central area, and become irregular or angular in shape. On fruit, spots first appear as pinpricks, which enlarge into […]

PAWPAW TREE CARE pawpaw farming

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Pawpaws are flexible in their soil requirements. The main thing is good drainage. The soil must be well drained. Soil pH should be moderately acid to neutral, in the range of 5.5 to 7.0. Pawpaws are happiest in a rich, deep, loamy soil with high organic matter content. In addition, they appreciate an organic mulch. […]

CASHEW NUTS FARMING IN KENYA CASHEW NUTS FARMING

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Cashew is a known commercial crop. The ancient cultivators of cashews purposely did it for purposes of afforestation and soil conservation. Currently it is widely grown in various countries for commercial purposes and foreign exchange. Types of cashews. W210-popularly known as Jumbo nuts. W240-it is reasonably priced. W320-the most popular and readily available. W180-large in […]

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