Rice Agronomy Factsheets

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BBSRC Varieties in Kenya
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BBSRC Varieties in Kenya

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Bird Scaring

Over 15-20% of rice produced is lost to birds and other animals pests (insects, rodents, nematodes, snails and slugs).

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Crop establishment

Rice cultivation involves a series of processes to achieve the desirable product from land preparation to planting/ sowing up to crop maturity.

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Kenya Rice Production Suitability Map

Kenya Rice Production Suitability Map

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Nursery establishment

Rice cultivation involves a series of processes to achieve the desirable product. The nursery is the first step for supply of clean healthy transplanting seedlings.

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Planting the seedlings

Select the right variety for the area, if in doubt, consult the local extension agent for advice

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Site selection and Seedbed Preparation

Select flat, even land for ease of banding to contain water for irrigated rice.

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Weeding practices in rice

Weeds are a major production constraint in rice production (refer to weeds factsheets for further information); and weeding is commonly practiced for their management. Various weeding methods can be practiced in rice fields