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7 common mistakes tomato farmers make

THE STANDARD INSIDER

Nitrogen application on tomato plants can greatly increase yields.

7 common mistakes tomato farmers make

By George Mbakaya | 9 months ago

Watch out for soil ‘HIV’ attacks that can wipe out entire tomato crop

Watch out for soil ‘HIV’ attacks that can wipe out entire tomato crop

Bacterial wilt is caused by a bacterium, which lives in the soil. A characteristic of this disease, which sets it apart from other wilt diseases, is that plants wilt and die rapidly without yellowing or spotting of the foliage

George Mbakahya | 4 years ago

Timing is everything, says tomato grower

When he first planted tomatoes on his father’s farm as a lad in Standard Seven in 1979, John Kariuki Thiaka did not realise he was onto something. Thiaka says the 108 plants he grew began to pay off just four months later.

Joseph Muchiri | 5 years ago

The 10 golden rules to set up a thriving farm

Many people want to be farmers. Better farmers, great rich farmers.

Dr Muthoni Mureithi | 5 years ago

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