Monthly Archives: September 2017

PIG HOUSE

Pigs need a dry bed, and protection from extreme temperature and sunburn. Minimum requirements apply for space, fresh air, and hygiene, access to feed and water, and accommodation. These conditions should not predispose the pigs to illness or injury. Rationale:-Pig houses in the most important consideration for new pig project ; It is unfortunate that […]

Irrigation Management- Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation is a type of micro-irrigation that has the potential to save water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either from above the soil surface or buried below the surface. The goal is to place water directly into the root zone and minimize evaporation. It’s also known […]

Value addition in tomato production

Definition Value addition                – is the process of changing or transforming a product from its original state to a more valuable state. Shelf life                          – the length of time for which an item remains usable, fit for consumption, or sealable. Post harvest handling   – is the stage of crop production immediately following harvest, including cooling, […]

Interpreting Soil Test Results

The primary goal of soil testing is to inform efficient and effective resource management. Soil testing is the most accurate way to determine lime and nutrient needs. Soil testing is also useful for identifying contaminated sites Testing the soil yourself You also need to prepare your soil by checking its nutrient and chemical contents. Take […]

PROPER HOUSING IN PIG MANAGEMENT

A house is the most important consideration for new pig project. It is unfortunate that many new pig farmers do not consult well on pig houses before embarking on construction. It is not enough to copy a pig house you have come across. It’s good to  understand that pig houses are constructed according to how […]

Farm Irrigation

Irrigation in Kenya has a long history spanning more than 400 years. Farmers all around the globe are quickly adopting irrigated agriculture as a guard against uncertainties such as the amount and distribution of rain.It is estimated that irrigation can increase agricultural productivity four fold and, depending on crops, incomes can be multiplied 10 times. Many […]