Fleckvieh: Why more farmers want this cow
July 15th, 2014

Farmers need to know that it is only through proper management and feeding of Fleckvieh dairy cows that they can get good returns from this breed.   In 2011, we featured the… more>>

Requirements for organic certification
June 30th, 2014

  Organic certification is a process that takes up to three years. It is meant to build trust between the producers and consumers of organic agricultural products.    Going organic is a… more>>

How to control nematodes in bananas
June 30th, 2014

  There are four major nematode species that affect bananas in Kenya namely Lesion nematodes (Practylenchus goodeyi), burrowing nematode (Radopholus similis), spiral nematode (Helicotylenchus multicininctus) and root knot nematodes (meloidogyne incognita).    … more>>

What farmers need to know about Fleckvieh
April 1st, 2014

Only the right choice of bull, care and good feed can enable farmers to get the best out of this breed.   Our article on Fleckvieh (TOF No. 76, September 2011, www.theorganicfarmer.org/a-cow-with-high-milk-production)… more>>

Maize Lethal Necrosis disease, plant a different crop this year
March 19th, 2014

Farmers whose maize was affected by Maize lethal Necrosis disease are advised to change to another crop during the current season because pests carrying the disease are still in the soil and… more>>

Foxtail, the choice grass for beef farmers in arid areas.
March 12th, 2014

  Beef producers often incur losses when fodder is in short supply. But adjusting animals’ feeding program can help farmers produce quality beef during periods of drought. Beef production is mostly done… more>>

Save money by making own pig feed
February 21st, 2014

Feed formulation is not easy especially for small-scale farmers due to lack of raw materials and the technical knowhow on feed formulation. For farmers keeping a few pigs, we would advise that… more>>

Kenya has a great potential for beef farming
February 17th, 2014

With about 80% of Kenya’s landmass being arid and semi-arid, beef farming is a viable way of using land, which would have otherwise been left to lie fallow. In this article, TOF… more>>

What to do when selecting maize seed
February 14th, 2014

Isolate a small portion of land whenever you want to try a new maize variety. Plant and observe it and only go into full production when sure that the variety can do… more>>

Be careful when buying maize seed this season
February 14th, 2014

A lot of seed being sold in the market is not genuine. Farmers can avoid buying fake seed if they can take a few steps to verify the quality of seed before… more>>