How to Stop Weeds From Robbing Crops of Moisture and Nutrients

Weeds are invasive plant species that often interfere with agriculture. They take advantage of healthy soil and steal valuable fluids and nutrients from crops, making the harvest less nutritious and thus less beneficial. Here are some ways to stop weeds from robbing...

Portable Hand-Held Raman Spectrometer

A portable Raman spectrometer is a handheld tool used to identify or verify athe components of a sample, monitoring the health of plants by providing information about nutrient and water levels and possible disease or damage. Pharmaceutical labs use portable Raman...

Kenya: Soil testing enhances small-scale farming

Soil fertility in Kenya is depreciating due to the insufficient amount of nutrients used while farming, hence the need for soil testing. Soil testing is now transforming farming in Kericho County. Rose Chepkwony had only realised that the soil acidity levels were high...

10 Things Farmers Should Consider About Tillage Methods

There’s no perfect way to farm. Instead, farmers adjust to local weather conditions and soil composition, learning what works best for their area through trial and error. Soil preparation is one of the most essential parts of producing a healthy crop, and tilling is a...