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BENEFITS OF CROP ROTATION IN AGRICULTURE BENEFITS OF CROP ROTATION IN AGRICULTURE

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Crop rotation is based on growing a series of different types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons. The planned rotation may vary from a growing season to a few years or even longer periods. Farmers usually do not follow one specific crop rotation plan. They choose to alternate crops based on their […]

PARSNIPS FARMING TIPS PARSNIPS FARMING

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Parsnip is a creamy white root that grows from 4 to 9 inches long, similar to a carrot in appearance and tasty like a celery heart. The parsnip is a biennial grown as an annual. A rosette of celery like leaves grow from the top of the fleshy root. Parsnips are a delicious type of […]

EVER THOUGHT OF REARING CAMELS/KING OF THE DESERT? CAMELS FARMING

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CAMELS REARING. Over the past few decades, camels have regained recognition for their food-producing potential in arid and semi-arid areas of Africa. After having been dismissed as uneconomical, their vital role in supporting human populations in some of the poorest and frequently drought-stricken areas of the world has now been widely acknowledged. The devastating African […]

BROCCOLI FARMING-A RARELY GROWN VEGETABLE WITH ENORMOUS REWARD BROCCOLI FARMING

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Broccoli can be boiled, steamed or consumed raw and is high in vitamin C and roughage. It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties. Broccoli is rich in vitamins and minerals, and is a good source of Vitamin A, potassium, folic acid, iron, and fiber. Because of this, broccoli has been dubbed the “crown […]

GROWING AND HARVESTING THE BEST SUKUMA WIKI KALE FARMING IN KENYA

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A Nandi County farmer, Zabdi Chumba is earning approximately Sh120, 000 in profits every three months after abandoning maize farming in 2015, a crop he had grown since he was in primary school. The farmer supplies vegetables such as cabbages and kales to schools, groceries and consumers within Nandi County and its environs. The amount […]

BASIC KNOWLEDGE ON GROWING FRENCH BEANS FRENCH BEANS FARMING

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French beans are immature green pods which are referred to as snap or green beans. The beans are a major export crop in Kenya whose local consumption is gradually increasing. The crop is grown by both large and smallholder farmers. The pods vary in colour, depending on cultivar. The growth habit is both dwarf and […]

TURKEY FARMING IN KENYA – A RARE TYPE OF BUSINESS IDEA

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TURKEY FARMING IN KENYA Turkey farming in Kenya is a rare type of business idea but it requires small amounts of capital to set up and a little bit of innovation to scale-up. Therefore, if you have a desire to invest but don’t have a clue which way to go, this could easily be your […]

WHY USE DRIP IRRIGATION IN YOUR SHAMBA? DRIP IRRIGATION

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Drip irrigation is sometimes called trickle irrigation and involves dripping water onto the soil at very low rates (2-20 litres/hour) from a system of small diameter plastic pipes fitted with outlets called emitters or drippers. Water is applied close to plants so that only part of the soil in which the roots grow is wetted, […]

ESSENTIALS OF FARMING BUTTERNUT. SQUASH FARMING

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ESSENTIALS OF FARMING BUTTERNUT. Butternut or squash farming is gaining currency especially as demand for the product increases locally and internationally. As a plant that has its origins in Mexico, the butternut squash has become a culinary delight for many Kenyans who love its nutty taste. Butternut pumpkin is pear shaped golden yellow fruit that […]

HOME MADE DAIRY FEEDS FOR YOUR COWS HOME MADE DAIRY FEEDS FOR YOUR COWS

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HOME MADE DAIRY FEEDS FOR YOUR COWS Do you know that what is fed to the cow determines to a large extent the quality and quantity of milk produced? It is from the feeds that a dairy cow derives energy for maintenance, growth, milk production and reproduction. Breeding and nutrition are the major determinants of […]

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