Covering maize with bags reduces bird invasion

A maize cob devoured by birds. Covering the cobs with a paper cap prevents birds from destroying the crop. Photo by lagardenblog.com Farmers, who target off season green maize market, may...

Plant extracts show positive results in containing fall army…

Nyamira County farmer James Mocheche stands beside tephrosia vogelii tree, whose roots he says, discourage moles from destroying maize and sweet potatoes . Farmers are turning to terephosia vogelii and...

Experts meet in Nairobi to solve fall armyworm menace in Afr…

  A University of Nebraska diagram showing the features of the fall army worm. Photo by University of Nebraska.  Global agriculture stakeholders meeting in Nairobi are working out the best integrated pest...

Aflasafe ends aflatoxin agony

Farmers applying Aflasafe at a maize farm. Aflasafe eliminates aflatoxins by between 80 per cent and 99 per cent in a season. Photo by IITA.  Farmers will no longer die from...

New icipe facility to offer cheaper fruit-fly pesticide

Kenya Biologics and icipe officers during the opening of the fruit fly control protein bait facility in Makuyu, Murang'a County. The bait could cut pest control cots by 70 per...

Sexual luring may end fall army worm

  Fall army worm in a maize cob. Integrated pest management may stop the rapidly spreading pest. Photo by BBC Integrated pest management practice is one of the most effective ways of...