How to get rid of Fall armyworms

A picture of a fall armyworm caterpillar on a maize crop whorl
Learn how to control Fall Armyworms pests in your maize, wheat, or rice farms. The post has a list of the best pesticides for managing FAW in Kenya and other cheap traditional methods

Tips for profitable maize farming in Kenya

profitable maize farming

This article explores the challenges maize farming in Kenya farmers must overcome to make profits. It gives some solutions to mitigate the worst risks at the end of this post. An example is soil testing and crop insurance to deal…

How to control aphids from your plants permanently

Kales and cabbage farming aphids pests
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

Why do pesticides fail to work in your farm

Why do pesticides fail to work at times on your farm? Crop protection is necessary to get quality yields. Farmers use different means of pest control, including applying pesticides, integrated pest management (IPM) practices and biological pest control products to…

How to Control Desert locusts using Safe Methods

a mall grasshopper/desert locust trapped on a green insect net
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.