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...

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...