TURNING TO VERMICULTURE FOR ORGANIC SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION

Vermiculture is the cultivation of earthworms especially for use in composting and production of organic fertilizer. The best worms to use in vermiculture are red wigglers or Eisenia foetida . Kenya imports 22,000 tons of synthetic fertilizer annually to boost food production in the region. Earthworms are known to consume food equivalent to their body weight every day. Composted manure and […]

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Tomato Growth Requirements

Tomatoes are warm-season crops and sensitive to frost at any stage of growth. If subject to temperatures below 10˚C, crops suffer from delayed seed germination and slow early growth. The cold will also reduce fruit set and delay maturity. Similarly, temperature extremes of over 35˚C will reduce fruit set and restrict red coloration. If water stress and high temperatures occur […]

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