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Why Every Fruit Farmer Should Have a Bee Hive

A mature avocado tree may produce in excess of a million flowers during the flowering period, most of which fall without producing fruit. One of the factors leading to flower fall is proper pollination not taking place.

Bees are the world’s dominant pollinators. Within orchards they play a vital role in the pollination of the fruit trees. Without them yields might not be economically viable. Therefore, there is a need to protect and ensure the preservation of these important environmental components.

Without honeybees and cross-pollination, a mass majority of fruits would not be available.

Well, the overall goal of cross-pollination is to ensure that the pollen from the stamen in one flower has been transferred to the pistil of another flower. Once the pollen grain has transferred from the stamen to the pistil, the grain germinates and fertilizes the ovule developing a seed. Bees play an imperative role in this process as they are carriers of the pollen.

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Besides the farmer benefiting from effective pollination taking place also bees make honey and here are some of the health benefits associated with eating pure honey.

  • Nutritionally, 1 tablespoon of honey (21 grams) contains 64 calories and 17 grams of sugar, including fructose glucose, maltose and sucrose.
  • Contains many important antioxidants. These include organic acids and phenolic compounds like flavonoids
  • Effective at healing partial-thickness burns and wounds that have become infected. Raw honey can kill unwanted bacteria and fungus. It naturally contains hydrogen peroxide, an antiseptic.
  • Nourishes the good bacteria that live in the intestines, which are crucial not only for digestion but overall health.
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Prosper by Growing Lemons

Lemons can be grown over a wide range of soils. Lemon fruit plant can flourish well on light soils having a good drainage capacity  and, deep soils having pH range from 5.5 to 7.5 are considered as the best suitable for lemon tree farming. But, do note that they can be grown up to a pH ranges from 4 to 9. Heavier soils and light loam soils with well drainage facility sub soils are supposed to be the ideal for growing lemon trees.

Lemon is mostly asked because of its extensive bitterness. It is also known for its juice and pulp throughout the different portion of the world. It is mostly asked for its extensive bitterness. Its extensive bitterness is beneficiary in curing numbers of disease and disorders. It is full of amazing medicinal value, and it is especially recommended to the pregnant women.

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Most lemon trees can take about three years after planting to yield some lemons suitable for picking, which is long as they are cared for correctly.

Health Benefits of Lemons

  1. Lemons are a good source of vitamin C.
  2. Improves the digestive system.
  3. Protects against anemia as it contains iron.
  4. Protects against kidney stones.
  5. Helps in preventing some cancers.

An acre of lemons can accommodate 200 plants.  Lemon plant bears over 1000 fruits annually. The minimum selling price for a lemon fruit is 5ksh. This means a farmer would get 1millonKsh as he would be selling 200,000 fruits.

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Punguza Mzigo Farmers by Planting Hass Avocado This Short Rain Season

As the country gears for referendum of Punguza Mzigo or either the BBI to ease the financial burden and corruption the country is facing so do our beloved farmers need to plant Hass avocado this coming rainy season to ease their financial strains in three years to come.

The gains of the proposed amendments to the constitution may be gained in three years to come and so do the gains by planting  Hass avocado will be realized. As the politicians are yelling for the amendments of the constitution so do farmers need to embrace change in the various traditional methods of farming to realize profits and profits for their hard work. With many of the resources needed for sustainable food security already stretched, the challenges are huge. At the same time, climate change is already negatively impacting agricultural production globally and locally. Farms must increase production of food while preserving the environment, but they can’t do it alone and they can’t do it using today’s traditional farming practices.

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Each and every second the world population increases by three people or more which translates to an average of 240,000 people per day. This should serve as an opportunity to our farmers as more food is needed to feed this ever increasing population.

An acre of Hass avocado with good and proper management can earn a farmer over 1million ksh. This is the change farmers should clamor for. Here at OXFARM we do offer various farming packages which are detailed in our blogs.

For Hass avocado establishment contact  0706, 222,888.

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Chandler Strawberry Farming in Kenya

These early mid-season June-bearing strawberries are a good choice for fresh pickings of homegrown, bright red, flavorful fruit. Firm, large and beautifully shaped, these berries are especially appealing in fresh fruit trays.

The vigorous, high-yielding, June-bearing Chandler strawberry plants produce very desirable strawberries.  Chandler strawberries are very large, firm, and produce early-season to mid-season.  The strawberries vary from being long and wedge-shaped to large and conical.  They are a brilliant red color, glossy, and have an exceptional flavor profile.

The Chandler variety has gained prominence among many farmers in Kenya due to its fast maturing rate, superior pest and disease resistance traits and low cost production process. On average strawberry takes three months to mature.

Make Great Fortunes by Growing Grapes.

Chandler strawberries, however, are susceptible to root rot and absolutely must have well-drained soil and be planted properly.  The preferred soil pH is about 6, and additional watering is needed when rainfall is not sufficient. The mulching helps to suppress weeds and retains moisture around the berries.

They are, however, tolerant of gray mold.

Benefits of eating strawberry fruits

  • They can help with blood sugar regulation.
  • They are rich source of antioxidants
  • They support the immune system
  • They can help with body weight management
  • They can improve cardiovascular activities
  • They can have antimicrobial effects

To order chandler seedlings contact 0706,222,888

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Has Macadamia Farming Outshined Coffee Farming in Kenya?

The collapse of the coffee crop has led to farmers exploiting other farming ventures to fill the financial gap. One of the best ways of fixing this mess is macadamia farming which has proved to be a lucrative business.

The observed decline in coffee production among smallholder farmers is due to a number of factors, including the collapse of the International Coffee Agreement (ICA) in the 1980s, lack of access to credit, inadequate transportation and communication, poor banking infrastructure and poorly managed cooperatives.

Many coffee farmers operate at a loss, with their beans earning about $0.55 per kilogram, according to a report last year by London-based advocacy group Fair Trade.

Liberalization of the coffee sector resulted in decreased production of coffee. The reasons cited for the decline in coffee production included:- the mismanagement of co-operative societies; declining farmers’ earnings; decline in application of inputs; poor farming practices; and farmers’ loss of confidence in management of coffee affairs.

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Farmers are being swayed by the prompt and better pay from macadamia nuts compared to coffee, which, apart from low returns, is labour-intensive and requires a lot of care.

“I have had people come here and openly bid for my macadamia harvest. I pick the highest bidder, and get my pay instantly. This is not the case with coffee; I have to wait for months to receive pay and I have no say in what I get paid as the deductions are done at the factory,” these are words from Gikondi , Mukurweini  farmer called Ngigi when he was being interviewed by a standard newspaper reporter.

According to Oxfarm Ltd, an acre of land will hold to 70 Macadamia trees. This could earn a farmer, going by the minimal returns of Ksh150 per kilogram of nuts Ksh1, 050,000 per acre if a farmer harvests 100Kg per tree, depending on farming practices and favorable climate. At the primary harvest, that comes 3 years after transplantation of seedlings, a farmer will get between 30kg and 50kg, reckoning on the range and the attention given to the trees. Production will increase with each harvest.

In coffee farming the returns in an acre are very low and incomparable to macadamia earnings. Coffee farmers are earning peanuts and have been plunged in cooperative debts for years. Here at Oxfarm we do advise farmers on how to establish a macadamia plantation by intercropping with coffee and get relieved off the colonial crop which has made our hardworking farmers poor and poorer.

To order certified grafted macadamia variety seedling contact 0706 222 888.

 

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The Miraculous Macadamia Muranga 20 Variety

Muranga 20 variety is hardy and adapts well in different climatic conditions and is becoming more popular due to its fast growth rate and increased production.

Muranga 20 variety has a lifespan of over 100 years.

A macadamia tree is an investment, as are many fruit and nut trees, taking 3 years after planting a grafted specimen before the tree produces a significant crop.

Macadamia nuts are a growing market and as such provide an attractive investment opportunity because it’s an easy crop to deal with. It’s not alternate bearing, has a low labour requirement and farmers get a return on their investment in about three to five years.

You will need rich well drained soil for best results. A good supply of nitrogen and potassium are needed to produce quality fruit. Addition of animal manure and compost as a regular side dressing throughout the growing season is recommended.

Keep the weeds away from competing for water and nutrients as this will increase the vitality of the tree and maximize production of the nuts.

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Kenya’s climatic condition is ideal for optimum macadamia production and the timing of this project to coincide with the rising global demand is not a coincidence- rather a calculated move to help local farmers prosper.

Demand in the global market is rising and outstrips supply. There lies an opportunity for Kenyan farmers to take advantage and be part of this global boom.

According to Oxfarm Ltd, an acre of land will hold to 70 Macadamia trees. This could earn a farmer, going by the minimal returns of Ksh150 per kilogram of nuts Ksh1,050,000 per acre if a farmer harvests 100Kg per tree, depending on farming practices and favorable climate. At the primary harvest, that comes 3 years after transplantation of seedlings, a farmer will get between 30kg and 50kg, reckoning on the range and the attention given to the trees. Production will increase with each harvest.

To order Muranga 20 variety seedling contact 0706 222 888.

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Video; Should you involve us, this is what to expect – Oxfarm packages

 

There is a huge demand of fruits as more people are becoming healthy conscious, There is increased population driving the demand of food higher, Due to numerous challenges while farming traditional crops like Maize and other cash crops like coffee and tea, the trend favors fruit tree farming.

There is also a decline in major fruit producing countries in southern hemisphere like Mexico and South Africa due to climate change which is favoring countries in tropics like Kenya.

Due to enhanced bilateral trade between Kenya and other countries like China and US the demand will continue to rise due to enhanced ease of doing business and exports.

 

We as OxfarmAg ltd we assist in farm orchard establishment for various types of fruit trees.

Through our research, we have realized that most farmers do not have required expertise to go about fruit tree farming and they make they make costly mistakes while establishing their orchards.

This has caused many customers huge losses, of trial and error.

As OxfarmAg ltd we assist in giving valuable information, establishment of the orchards and marketing of the produce on the behalf of the farmer.

 

Here are some of discounted prices of various fruit tree farming.

These discounted cost are for August 2019 only.

Book now Here by submitting your details.

 

Check below on the cost of various fruit tree farming packages.

Hass Avocado Package

APPLE FARMING PACKAGE

 

MACADAMIA FARMING PACKAGE

 

MANGOES FARMING PACKAGE

 

ORANGES/TANGERINES FARMING PACKAGE

 

PIXIE ORANGE FARMING PACKAGE

 

POMEGRANATE FARMING PACKAGE

 

LIME FARMING PACKAGE

 

LEMONS FARMING PACKAGE

 

GRAPES FARMING PACKAGE

 

 

CONTACT US AND BOOK TODAY.

Discount ends on 31st August 2019.
+254706222888

WhatsApp link HERE
or info@Oxfarm.co.ke

Check our Catalogue or download on this link.

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The Benefits of the Wonderful Tangerines Fruits

Tangerines are tasty and refreshing citrus fruit packed with many nutritious compounds, including flavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and potassium. These healthful components contribute to the health of all parts of the body, from cell DNA to the bones and heart. Tangerines taste is considered less sour, as well as sweeter and stronger, than that of an orange.

Benefits of Components in Tangerines Fruits.

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    Tangerines are a good source of B-vitamin complex like folate. Folate has shown to help in neural tube formation and red blood cell formation in prenatal babies. A deficiency of folic acid in pregnant women can lead to the birth of underweight infants.

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  • Vitamin C is a powerful natural water-soluble antioxidant that helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and eliminates cancer-causing free radicals in the body.
  • Tangerines are an excellent source of fiber which helps in prevention of constipation and helping make your bowel movements easier to manage.
  • Along with giving your skin a youthful glow, tangerines’ powerful properties, and antioxidants slow the aging process by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
  • The vitamin B12 in tangerines promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss and slows down the graying process.
  • The potassium in tangerines helps with your muscle growth and recovery.
  • Tangerines have a flavonoid called nobiletin. It’s this powerful player that helps protect against type 2 diabetes and was shown to prevent the buildup of fat (particularly in the liver) by encouraging the body to burn fat and discourage the manufacture and storage of fat.

For more information or purchase of tangerines seedlings contact 0706 222 888.

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Work Made Easier for Farmers; Natural Organic Product (Earthlee)

It’s an organic product which has essential element for the growth of microorganisms in the soil, and is decomposed into inorganic fertilizer as the microorganisms grow.

It acts as soil conditioners, feeding both soil and plants.

Organic gardening emphasizes cultivating your garden with it so that it sustains enriching soil, plants and the soil structure is improved and as a result the soil’s ability to hold onto water and nutrients increases.

It’s an organic fertilizer rich in organic matter and helps microbes thrive. The carbon, along with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium that feed microbes and enable them to make nutrients available for plants in a naturally occurring biological process.

The organic materials serve as both fertilizers and soil conditioners—they feed both soils and plants. This is one of the most important differences between a chemical approach and an organic approach toward soil care and fertilizing.

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Earthlee accomplishes the normal function of organic matter and there by reduces the need for bulk application of organic matter in the soil.

Regular use of earthlee helps improve quality and quantity of yields as well as the overall health of plants and trees. It also helps in releasing locked nutrients in the soil e.g. phosphates, iron, calcium, etc., making them available to the plant. Increased general vigor, improved root systems and a darker greening of foliage are among the first results which may be observed within 1 to 4 weeks after application.

20 grams of earthlee equals a 20kg bucket of organic compost/manure.

Here at OXFARM we have embraced the use of this wonderful product to the farmers we have partnered with them as it has lessened the burden of the bulky manure.

For more information on this product call 0723 662 773.

 

 

 

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Save on irrigation with Superb Organic Absorber

In Kenya farmers have been worried by the state of land being deficient of moisture leading to scanty vegetation. All these climatic, desert-producing factors – descending, drying air currents; mountain-produced rain shadows; distance from oceanic moisture sources; and cold ocean currents – are instrumental, sometimes singly, more often in combination, as primary forces producing arid lands. We at OXFARM have come up with a program which will mitigate this current water moisture deficiency in the soil.

Absorber is a polymer consisting of a set of polymer chains. Absorber is a water retainer that, when incorporated into a soil or a substrate absorbs and retains large quantities of water and nutrients. Unlike most products that become hydrated, Absorber has the property of easily releasing the absorbed water and nutrients, thereby allowing the plant to have water and nutrients available at will as a function of the absorption – release cycles. When water comes into contact with one of these chains, it is drawn into the molecule by osmosis. It has a holding capacity of 100 to 150 times its weight. It has a 5 year life span.

Reasons to embrace pomegranate farming in Kenya

Its main functions include;

  • It’s a water retainer for tree crops, lawns and gardens, horticulture and floriculture.
  • Increases water holding capacity of soils for several years.
  • Improves the physical properties of soil through aeration.
  • Reduces evaporation from the soil.
  • Limits losses of water and nutrients due to leaching.
  • Irrigation frequency may be reduced by half.
  • Protects the environment against drought and ground water pollution.
  • Enhances plant growth through continuous availability of water and nutrients in the root zone for optimal absorption by plants.

For more information on this product call 0723 662 773.