Onions stop tomato aphids attack

Nathan Mala scrutinises tomato leaves infested by whiteflies. Onions have proven to be effective biological controls of aphids. Photo by Laban Robert. In cutting down pesticide application and the accruing costs...

soil steaming cuts tomato losses

Nathan Mala spraying tomato seedlings in 2016. Steaming soil has helped him control bacterial wilt and other tomato soil-borne diseases. Photo by Laban Robert. After a two-season sustained decline in the...

Livestock farmers to save Sh160 with cheap foot and mouth va…

A dairy cow at the 2016 Nakuru ASK Show. farmers could save Sh160 per year in vaccinating  a cow  against  foot and mouth disease with the new oil-based immunity product...

Heat kills dreaded bee pests

A farmer introduces bees into a beehive. smart technology can help farmers eradicate deadly varroa mites.  PHOTO BY BANGOR DAILY NEWS Farmers, who have lost the entire bees stock to the...

Used engine oil tames termites

A man harvests mushrooms from termite hill in a park. Raphael Ngari applies used engine oil to stop the pests from attacking wood. PHOTO BY www.africahunting.com. In slowing the wearing out...

Tomato farmer lights lantern at night to trap more fruit fli…

  Tomatoes grown hydroponically. A Nyamira County farmer is lighting a lantern to boost surveillance on fruit flies.PHOTO BY www.advancednutrients.com. In boosting crop protection against pests for 24 hours, Derick Nyambane in...