Applying Aflasafe ahead of flowerings stops aflatoxin

  Farmer applying aflasafe haead of flowering. Application of Aflasafe three weeks to flowering reduces aflatoxin attacks by over 80 per cent. Photo by IITA. As maize starts to flower farmers may...

Cowdung stops snakes from feeding on fish

An integrated fishpond with chicken, rabbits ad vegetables at Nakuru ASK Show ground. Keeping cow-dung in fishponds repels snake predators. Photo by Laban Robert. Besides adding nutrients for the growth of...

OPINION: African governments move into race to halt armyworm…

  When my team and I visited Felix Jumbe, of Peacock Seeds, a hybrid seed grower in Salima, Malawi, in March this year, we were      shocked by the...

Canola extracts curb potato nematodes

Potatoes in bags ready for sale. Canola and broccoli extracts have been found to be effective in controlling potato cyst nematodes that are threatening  the crop. Photo by Coast Weekly. As...

Aloe vera keeps off poultry diseases

Kiambu County farmer Ignatius Osoro looks at his free range chickens feeding. He uses aloe vera extracts to control diseases. The water in the blue crate in the photo contains...

Internet ends bees varroa virus pest

A farmer checks honey combs. The internet can be used to tame varroa pests. Photo courtesy. Apart from using the Internet in research, farmer can use this way of communication in...