Kenyan experts to receive training on invasive mealy-bug pest

Kenya will be among nine countries whose diagnostic experts will be trained to detect a new invasive mealy-bug pest that has arrived in the Eastern Africa sub region, called the Mango Mealy- bug. Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Natural History Museum, London, UK and […]

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Nakuru Farmers receive free certified potato seed

Farmers in Nakuru County have been supplied with over six tons of certified potato seeds to boost production. Governor Lee Kinyanjui said more than 20 groups of farmers specializing in potato production in Kuresoi South, Molo, Kuresoi North, Bahati, Gilgil and Njoro Sub-Counties have been identified for the seeds that are being issued at no cost to […]

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Farmers advised to practice crop rotation to curb spread of loose smut disease

Maize farmers in Ololulunga area, Narok south sub county have been advised to practice crop rotation to evade incurring losses following an occurrence of loose smut disease in the area. Speaking when he visited the farms, the Kenya Seed Company Managing Director Mr. Fred Oloibe asked farmers to plant alternative crops like potatoes, cabbage and […]

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Waiguru Sets aside Sh. 90 Million for Needy Students

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has finally conceded MCA’s demands and allocated Sh. 90 million for bursary funds. Waiguru at the same time has allocated Sh160 million ward development fund “Every member of the county assembly will now have Sh 8 million to use at the project of their choice in consultation with their electorate, she […]

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