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Sometimes pests develop resistance to acaricides after they have been used continuously for a long time in the same area but some products may also be of poor quality

Bad feeds wreak havoc on farms

Rhus natalensis: Tree scientists are banking on to save sandalwood

Women group takes up crop farming in quest to green the North

Youth sparks strawberry movement, farm at a time

Bad feeds wreak havoc on farms

Farmers paying price for the increased sales of substandard feeds in the market.

Rhus natalensis: Tree scientists are banking on to save sandalwood

Sandalwood is threatened because of overexploitation in search of its high value products that include oil

Women group takes up crop farming in quest to green the North

Harsh climatic conditions make it hard for anyone to engage in crop farming without intense irrigation in the region.

Vet on call: Here’s why some acaricides don’t curb animal pests

Sometimes pests develop resistance to acaricides after they have been used continuously for a long time in the same area but some products may also be of poor quality

Youth sparks strawberry movement, farm at a time

Nimrod Mwenda is among pioneer farmers of the fruit in Tharaka-Nithi County and has now trained tens of youths who are growing the fruit for bulking and selling in several towns

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Vet on call: Rats, the unsuspected enemy of livestock

Rats often quietly breed in the feed store and inside feeds, contaminating the latter with urine and their droppings, leading to rodent-transmitted diseases

Agronomist notebook: Dealing with whiteflies, thrips on tomato farm

Whiteflies infestation is high during the warm season and affects a wide variety of crops, including French beans

A guide to making the perfect marmalade

Marmalade extends the use of fruits, in particular oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and lime, either singly or in combination

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Seeds of gold

RELOAD PhD students from the dairy team of Egerton University, Kenya, wrote a series of five articles for farmers in the popular newspaper “Daily Nation”. These articles cover issues such as on-farm storage and processing, as well as options for keeping milk free from chemical residues and aflatoxins.

Wood smoke that gives long life and health to milk
By Norbert Wafula and Samuel Nato
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Four dairy products you can make at home
By Faith Ndungi, Samwel Nato and Olivier Kashongwe
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How to keep milk clean, fresh and marketable
By Olivier Kashongwe, Samwel Nato and Faith Ndungi
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Tips on keeping milk and feeds safe from aflatoxin
By Caroline Makau
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How to ensure milk is free of chemical residues
By Joy Deborah Orwa
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