Archive: September 2020

Nderitu, J. H., Chemyror, H., Wacira, ( 92020). TECHNICAL REPORT – KINANGOP DEMO PLOTS Figure: The CEO, NPCK inspecting the Kinangop demo plots, on the background are Field Instructors and the local potato farmers. Page | 2 Purpose/objective of the demon

FARMERS FIELD DAYS AND TRAININGS HELD ON 23RD JULY 2020 AND 20TH AUGUST 2020 IN NYANDARUA COUNTY

Conducted by NPCK in partnership with University of Nairobi, KALRO and other partners

Farm Field Days and Trainings in Nyandarua County

nderitu, J. H. Chebii, W, Wacira, Kaguongo (2020). TECHNICAL REPORT – KINANGOP DEMO PLOTS

TECHNICAL REPORT – KINANGOP DEMO PLOTS
Figure: The CEO, NPCK inspecting the Kinangop demo plots, on the background are Field Instructors
and the local potato farmers.
Page | 2
Purpose/objective of the demonstration
1. To demonstrate strengths and weaknesses of the common potato varieties and advise farmers on
the suitable varieties for Kinangop.
2. To showcase various chemicals that can be used by potato farmers to mitigate and solve the pest
and disease challenges
3. To demonstrate the appropriate inorganic fertilizers (DAP + CAN) and potato specific fertilizers, for

Nderitu, J. H. Chebii, W. Wacira, K (2020). NYANDARUA FIELD DEMONSTRATION FOR POTATO FARMERS

NYANDARUA FIELD DEMONSTRATION FOR POTATO FARMERS AND GROUPS IN NDONDORI, OL
KALOU HELD ON 20TH AUGUST 2020
Ndondori potato field demo attended by Local government officials who also ensure that COVID 19
protocols are strictly followed. Potato farmers observed social distancing, sanitized and wore face masks.
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A. Purpose/objective of the demonstration
1. To create awareness on the use of cuttings as a means of potato propagation
2. Project the importance of crop rotation and certified seeds
3. Demonstrate good agronomic practices for potato growth

Nderitu, J. H., Chebii, W, Wacira K (2020). TECHNICAL REPORT OF THE KIAMBOGO DEMO PLOTS IN KIENI HELD ON 24TH JULY 2020

TECHNICAL REPORT OF THE KIAMBOGO DEMO PLOTS IN KIENI HELD ON 24TH JULY 2020
Figure: A farmer in Kiambogo demo plot showing a potato variety susceptible to cold weather to Field
Officials dealing with a variety of curative and preventative chemicals (fungicides and pesticides).
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Purpose/objective of the demonstration
1. To demonstrate good agricultural practices of potato production
2. To demonstrate the importance of soil testing and application of required fertilizers
3. To compare and contrast various potato varieties based on performance, adaptability and
production

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