Category: IPM

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How to control Aphids using safe organic methods

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

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What you need to know about organic Farming

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.

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3 cheap Ideas to Reduce Food Losses.

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

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9 Reasons why quality pesticides are not working 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) practises and biological pest control products to destroy pests. Pesticide use is one...

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How to Control Desert locusts using Safe Methods

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.