You Love Bananas? Scientists Say You Should Prepare to Live Without Them

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  The banana has become central to so many breakfasts. It’s also often seen at lunches. And who could forget Tiger Woods in his heyday scoffing bananas on the golf course for energy? Bananas are substantial. They’re supposed to be good for you, even if some nutritionists think they’re something of a sugar-bomb. Now there’s a problem. Bananas are dying. As the Washington Post reports, a banana-attacking fungus called Fusarium Wilt has been assaulting…

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PEACHES: A WONDER FRUIT FOR KENYA

Those who have had the privilege of eating a tree-ripened peach know that there are few gastronomic experiences to equal it. Peaches that are available in the local grocery stores will never achieve a high level of quality because they are harvested early, extremely firm, and somewhat immature, making it impossible for them to achieve a high level of quality. Soil and Location Peaches can be grown on a wide range of soil types but they prefer a well-drained sandy loam that retains adequate moisture. Root rot diseases may become…

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IS MACADAMIA THE CENTRAL-KENYA GOLD-MINE?

Kenya is sitting on a gold mine that if properly utilized would reap huge benefits for its people. For many years, tea and coffee farming in central Kenya and other parts of the nation has been the major source of income for thousands of farmers, however the macadamia wave is overwhelming and they are now changing tides and switching to macadamia nut farming. Macadamia nuts has become a lucrative produce all over sudden with a kilo of the nuts selling for more than a hundred and a grafted seedling price…

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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR GRAFTED ORANGES IN KENYA

The orange tree is an evergreen, flowering tree, with an average height of 9 to 10 m (30 to 33 ft), although some very old specimens can reach 15 m (49 ft). Its oval leaves, alternately arranged, are 4 to 10 cm (1.6 to 3.9 in) long and have crenulate margins. Oranges can thrive in a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. Citrus is grown from sea level up to an altitude of 2100 m but for optimal growth a temperature range from 2° to 30° C is ideal. Long periods below 0°C are injurious to the trees and at 13° C growth…

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HOW TO PLANT GRAFTED APPLE TREES IN KENYA

well developed apple fruits

Apples trees aren’t just for people with acres upon acres of land. Even in a small space, you can plant a hedge of dwarf apple trees or an apple espalier and yield a successful crop. Planting Climate Considerations Not every apple grows everywhere. Each variety has a specific number of days needed for fruit maturity. Tree tags don’t always tell you where the variety grows best, but many catalogs do. Each variety has several chill hours needed to set fruit (i.e., the amount of time temperatures is between 32 and 45 degrees F).…

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How To Grow Sweet Tangerines In Kenya That Will Make You Rich

Tangerines grow well in areas that don’t have harsh winters and will produce an abundance of flavorful fruit every year with just a little bit of help. Tangerine is a seasonal fruit just like oranges and lemons. While a single tree can produce fruit on its own, planting more than one tangerine cultivar in an area can increase the yield of tangerines on all the trees. Climatical Conditions Tangerines are relatively cold-tolerant, making them easier to grow than oranges, grapefruits and other types of citrus. The fruit comes in many…

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How To Become A Successful Grape Farmer in Kenya

Grapes farming in kenya

Grapes are often ignored in home gardens, and yet are one of the most widely produced fruit in the world—as well as beautifully ornamental plants. We have plenty of tips for growing grapes in your own backyard. Make sure you purchase grape vines from Oxfarm organic Ltd. Vigorous, 1-year-old plants are best. Smaller, sometimes weaker, 1-year-old plants are often held over by the nursery to grow another year and are then sold as 2-year-old stock. Grape farming in Kenya has the potential to create employment and wealth among Kenyan farmers’ especially young farmers who are…

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PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT IN MANGO FARMING IN KENYA

In organic farming systems, preventive methods based on proper crop and habitat management are encouraged. Direct methods of control are reserved for emergencies only. Synthetic insecticides and fungicides are not allowed in organic mango production. The most destructive mango pests are the mango seed weevil and the mango fruit fly, common nearly in all mango producing areas. Mango seed weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae) Mango seed weevil, also called the mango stone weevil, is one of the major pests of mangoes in sub-Saharan Africa. The larva, which is the damaging stage of…

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