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Drip Irrigation Components You May Need

As water becomes more scarce and expensive, the popularity of drip irrigation has increased in Kenya. This rise in popularity has coincided with the development of new irrigation technology, combined with a smallholder farmers in Kenya to conserve water and cut on expenses. In drip irrigation, water is delivered to individual plants at a low pressure and delivery rate to specific areas or zones in the farm. The slow application promotes a thorough penetration of the water to individual plant Read More...

Benefits of Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation has many benefits that can increase crop yields of many farmers. We have listed 4 reasons below why drip irrigation is good for your farm. Water Conservation Drip Irrigation systems apply water on a high-frequency basis and create a near optimal soil moisture environment for the crop. Under proper management, micro irrigation saves water since only the plant’s root zone is supplied with water and little, if any, is lost to deep percolation, consumption by non-beneficial plants, or soil Read More...

Buying Guide for a Drip Irrigation System

Drip irrigation is a low-pressure, low-volume watering system that delivers water to farms in Kenya in a variety of methods, including dripping, spraying and streams. By keeping the roots moist but not soaked, you use less water than other irrigation techniques. You can hide much of the system under a layer of mulch as long as you keep any part that emits water on top of the mulch to prevent clogging. You can also run the system on top of the soil or Read More...

How farmers irrigate their crops

Irrigation is the the controlled application of water for agricultural purposes through manmade systems to supply water requirements not satisfied by rainfall. Crop irrigation is vital throughout the world in order to provide the world’s ever-growing populations with enough food. Many different irrigation methods are used worldwide, including: Center-Pivot: Automated sprinkler irrigation achieved by automatically rotating the sprinkler pipe or boom, supplying water to the sprinkler heads or nozzles, as a radius from the center of the field to be Read More...

Tilapia Farming in Kenya

Pond culture is the most popular method of growing tilapia in the world. They are grown in fertilized ponds where the fish utilize natural foods from ponds. The major problem to overcome in this system is the prolific breeding of the fish that occur in ponds under mixed sex culture. This breeding if not controlled results to overcrowding in the ponds and small size fish (less than 100gms) which may not be of market value. Therefore strategies for producing tilapia Read More...

Things to consider when choosing an egg incubator

Choosing the right egg incubator in for your poultry farm in Kenya can be a daunting task. There are many different models and variants to incubate your hatching eggs and each model is slightly different having different levels of functionality. From the basic still air incubator where you turn eggs manually 3 times per day, set the temperature and add water to a reservoir to provide the correct humidity, to the fully automatic incubator that can set temperature and humidity Read More...

Do It Yourself Tips: Drip Irrigation

As drip irrigation systems become more user-friendly, more individuals are successfully designing and installing systems themselves and saving the expense of hiring irrigation professionals to accomplish these tasks. Most systems, in fact, can be installed quickly with no tools necessary other than a standard household pair of scissors. We have compiled some tips from installation professionals provided especially for the farmers who are hands on to help with the DIY installation process of a standard drip irrigation system. Know/Test Your Read More...