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...

New tomato variety resists leaf curl virus and wilting

Tomatoes at a demonstration farm in Mombasa ASK Grounds in 2016. Gromost company is selling a tomato hybrid that tolerates curling virus ad wilts. Photo by Laban Robert.  In dealing with...

Routine chicks vaccination boots survival

With the growing population and consumption of chickens globally, these birds have become a major agribusiness venture with investments ranging from a few shillings into trillions of US dollars.Besides free...

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...