Farming Tips

Egg Candling: A Cost-Effective Method to Ensure 100% Natural Hatching

Small-scale poultry farmers can predict with certainty the percentage of chicks to be hatched by testing fertility for eggs against light in a cheap and simple process. The procedure, which is better known as candling, together with other practices, can lead to 100 per cent natural hatching just like in artificial incubation. A farmer does …

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Certified potato seeds double farmer’s yield

By George Munene “From an acre of farmland applying the right agronomic practices, certified seeds should harvest a minimum of eighty 50kg bags and can yield up to 200 bags,” says Enoch Rugut an extension officer at Egerton University’s potato multiplication center. Rugut explains that using seeds disseminated between farmers as planting material you are …

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