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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Olmoran agriculture stakeholders set to hold a field day in Dimcom

Bob Aston
Agriculture stakeholders in Olmoran ward, Laikipia West are set to hold a field day on February 26, 2015 starting at 10:00 am at Mr. Edward Muriu’s farm in Dimcom village which is about 1.5 kms from Sipili town. The theme of the field day will be:”Good seeds for improved yields.” The chief guest is expected to be Sipili Assistant County Commissioner (ACC).
Also expected at the field day will be various organizations that include; Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), Pioneer Hi-Bred, Pure Circle Kenya Ltd, Laikipia Produce and Marketing Co-operative Society, International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST), Syngenta, Osho Chemicals Ltd, Elgon Kenya Ltd and Twiga Chemicals.
Mr. James Kamau, Olmoran Ward Agriculture Extension officer has urged the public to turn up in large number during the celebration. He said that the open day will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about important use of using certified seeds and the best variety of seeds to use in Olmoran ward.
An agriculture officer displaying crops during an earlier field day
“There has been a lot of complaints about seed use and low yield amongst most farmers. The field day will provide an ideal opportunity for farmers to not only learn about such issues but also about best agricultural practices,” said Mr. Kamau.
Seeds are a basic input that sets the potential for crop yield. Certified seeds come with a guaranteed germination, less risk of seed borne diseases and improved yield. The use of good quality seed is a prerequisite for the satisfactory production of good quality crops.
On behalf of ALIN we would like to welcome members of the public to the open day which will be held at Mr. Edward Muriu’s farm in Dimcom village on February 26, 2015 from 10:00 am. The event will be graced by among others Sipili ACC.

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