Aphids cause farmers a lot of financial and yield loss. You can control and prevent their outbreak in your land by observing hygienic gardening practices (GAPS) like precise irrigation. There are various natural methods and products for their control like the neem oil, diatomaceous earth or washing them off with clean water as outlined
Category: Intergrated Pest Management
This post addresses what you need to know about organic farming. It includes types, benefits and how you can raise crops and livestock organically in Kenya. Besides, there are tips for high yields for profitable organic farming and for home gardeners who are seeking self-sufficiency.
In this article, we discuss how small scale farmers can use 13 non-chemical pest control methods to cut their cost of production. They can plant resistant seed varieties, practice crop rotation and use greenhouses among others.
How can grain farmers, traders and consumers reduce food losses to pests and bad weather? Explore 3 cheap ideas. These are hermetic bags, airtight containers, metallic and plastic hermetic silos. You will also limit the use of toxic pesticides and preservatives
Crop protection is necessary to get quality yields. Farmers use different means of pest control, including applying pesticides, integrated pest management (IPM) practises and biological pest control products to destroy pests. Pesticide use is one...
How can you reduce your exposure to pesticide poisoning as a farmer, chemical handler or consumer? learn various tips like using bio-pesticides, wearing PPEs, growing your own food and observing GAPs and IPM.
In this article, we discuss biological control and other safe methods to control schistocerca gregaria invasion. These include; use of neem oil, metarhizium bio-pesticide and natural predators such as chicken. other measures are planting trees and cover crops, making locust traps and harvesting them for human and livestock consumption.
Locust plagues leave a trail of death and destruction on their path. In this post, we focus on why they are s threat to food security, agriculture and livelihoods.
Plant and animal plagues and diseases affect farmers yields in terms of saleability and quantities each year. Sometimes, pests lead to huge post-harvest losses after harvest. smallholder farmers are most vulnerable suffering these losses each...