The experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of different colored plastic sheets as mulching on the performance of tomato yield, quality parameters and soil temperature. The average fruit diameter varied from 38.57 mm (control) to 43.46 mm (Blue colored plastic mulch). Plastic mulches were superior over and significantly different from control considering the average fruit diameter. However, there is no any significant variation among tested plastic mulches. The variation within plastic was 42.94 to 43.46 mm. Average fruit firmness black and blue plastic mulches have above average fruit firmness as compare to control and clear plastic. Even if there is no significant variation among plastic mulches, black (4.102 kg)... Read more
Come and walk with the experts in vegetable growing. A wide range of vegetables on show for indoor and outdoor growing, drip irrigation, mulching, trellising, hydroponics. Tomato, melon, cucumber, sweet pepper, ngogwe, aubergine, carrots, beetroot, cabbage, radish, lettuce, fennel, hot peppers, spinach, ...
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Contact: Abel Kuley ( 0677000405)
Mathew Ngoma (0677000404)
REPORT: TOMATO PARTNERSHIP MEETING IN IHEMI CLUSTER.
There has been a rapid increase in the demand for table and processed tomatoes. However, due to challenges such as poor agronomic practices and high post-harvest losses amongst farmers, demand continues to outstrip supply. As a result of the demand-supply imbalance, tomato processors compete against middlemen for tomatoes in the market, and as a result they are often unable to meet their processing targets. For example DARSH Industries, an agro-processor running a tomato processing facility in Iringa, had planned to process 225,000 MT of tomatoes but until the end of the first quarter of 2016 was only able to process 10 % of the expected target, due to limited supply of quality tomatoes for processing.
With the right interventions, there is high potential to increase the quantity and improve the quality of tomato production in Iringa. As a result, processors such as DARSH can provide a consistent market throughout the year, leading... Read more
ALL FRUIT SEEDLINGS FOR SALE
I operate a fruit tree seedling nursery in Lanet in Nakuru, Kenya and would like to sell off all current stock for new stock. I have a variety of fruit seedlings:
1. Strawberry - local - 105 pcs
2. Guava - 219 pcs
3. Pawpaw - 66pcs
4. Avocado - 107 pcs
5. Tree tomato - 106 pcs
6. Loquats- 72 pcs
7. Yellow passion - 60 pcs
8. Purple passion - 60pcs
The seedlings are about 1000 in total. Fair price offered if all are taken.
The seedlings are in various stages of development for re-sale or transplanting.
This can be a very good project for schools or institutions for educational purposes , environment conservation , better health and additional income.
Please get in touch if interested.