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Get huge DISCOUNTED prices this August 2019 for the fruit tree seedlings and Oxfarm packages

OxfarmAg Ltd has made it easy for the farmers who want to invest in fruit tree farming by using our vast experience to plant on behalf of the farmer or visiting our demo farms to learn. Fruit tree farming is one of the best investments to make in this year because of its returns and security.

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, or 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.

August 2019 discount on;

  • Unit cost discount for fruit trees -20%
  • Discount for organic fertilizer -30%
  • Labor (digging holes, planting) – 50%

 

We have discounted prices for our fruit tree packages for August 2019.

 

WHAT IS IN THE OXFARM PACKAGE
• Free agronomy advice.
• Certified quality Fruit tree seedlings
• Organic manure (earthlee) per holes (Equivalent to a bucket of normal manure).
• Absorber KM per plant (Reduces irrigation frequency by 50%).
• Labor (measurement and digging of planting holes, mixing and soil treatment, planting)

WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM THE FARMER.

  • Clearing of the farm for any weeds and bushes.
    • Paying the agreed amount on time.

ADDITIONAL COST FOR THE FARMER
Transport cost; Ksh 20 per Km from either Nairobi, or Nyeri town whichever is convenient.
• Farm preparation.
• Payment is 80% of the package during booking + Transport and the balance to be paid on material day of planting.

OTHER ADDITIONAL COST TO CONSIDER
• Field visits to the farm.
• Irrigation and its system.
• Management of the farm.

 

We also assist farmers get the best type of irrigation for their farms. Either drip irrigation or bottle irrigation.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU ENGAGE ON FRUIT TREE FARMING

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.

 

THE PACKAGE HAS THE FOLLOWING.

  • Certified Fruit tree seedlings

We have Quality healthy seedlings Certified by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service – KEPHIS and we are registered by Horticultural Crop Directorate – HCD

We have discounted our seedlings at 20% for August 2019.

  • Organic components

EARTHLEE – Is an ultra-concentrated, extremely pure, naturally occurring 80% Humate powder which contains no traces of sodium or heavy metals. EARTHLEE supplies to crops the active ingredient of Organic Matter i.e. humus which is readily available in an easy to use and cost effective dry powder form.

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

Over time, EARHTLEE will enhance nutrient transfer; increase the Soil Cation Exchange Capacity, water-holding capacity and structure of the soil, as well as its aeration, tilth and workability.

Earthree saves the farmer huge cost of adding farm yard or compost manure which is bulky and more costly. The 20g of earthree is equivalent to a bucket of common manure per hole.

 

  • Absorber KM (Reduces irrigation frequency by 50%).

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.

We add 20g per hole for every plant. Absober saves on cost of irrigation, better fruit tree establishment and minimizes leaching of soil minerals and fertilizers.

  • Labor

We come with our own labor to your farm; we have professionals who know how to carry out even biggest of the projects. We start first by measurement and digging of planting holes, mixing and soil treatment with organic materials, and later we plant the seedlings)

 

Check on this video how we do this in the farms.

 

CONTACT US AND BOOK TODAY.

Discount ends on 31st August 2019.
+254706222888
or info@Oxfarm.co.ke

Check our Catalogue or download on this link.

Oxfarm Catalogue discounted prices pdf

 

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Common challenges in mango production in Kenya and Africa

Common challenges in mango production in Africa

Many farmers in Africa invest in mango orchards. However, there are a number of Production related hindrances at farm level that include:

Limited access to good Quality planting materials

  • There is a general short age of grafted planting materials of improved and higher yielding varieties in many areas. Farmers often use inferior seedlings obtained by germinating mango seeds from indigenous varieties. Such ungrafted trees take much longer to bear fruit. Whereas grafted trees begin to bear fruit within 2 to 3 years, ungrafted trees will take at least 5 years to bear fruit, depending on the growing conditions.

Pest and disease problems

  • Mangoes have many devastating pests and diseases, which can result in total yield loss. Major pests include the fruit fly (Bactrocera invadens), seed weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae) and mealy bugs (Rastrococcus invadens). Diseases like anthracnose and powdery mildew are common in almost all mango growing areas

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Poor orchard management

  • In many areas, mango trees are left to grow so big that pest and disease management, harvesting and other field operations are difficult to implement. Except in big or commercial farms, mango trees are normally scattered around the gardens, ranging from 2 to 100 trees per household. This scattered nature makes mango a commonly neglected crop in terms of management, but becomes important only during the harvesting season.

Post harvest losses

  • Fruit damage is a common problem as a result of poor pest and disease management and the poor harvesting practices. Also, a lot of fruit is lost after harvest, especially during the peak seasons due to the limited capacity to store and process fruit. This is further worsened by the poor roads and transport infrastructure to markets.

Limited returns from mango production

  • Mango is highly seasonal and harvest is only expected at certain times of the year depending on the local conditions. During this time, most areas are harvesting and so the local markets are saturated and, therefore, offer very low prices, which may not even cover transportation costs.
  • Mango production is becoming a very important economic activity with potential to improve food and income security. Strategies are, therefore, needed to minimize risks associated with mango production and improve the productivity of mango orchards. This chapter, therefore, introduces organic approaches that can contribute to better production conditions of mangoes, and can be adapted to the prevailing local conditions.

We could love to here your thoughts concerning mango farming and challenges encountered at personal level.