Friday, March 24, 2017
How to use cabbage to kill worms.
Cabbage farming is a lucrative agribusiness providing income and entrepreneurial opportunities to young farmers. A farmer has found an innovative way to kill worms on his farm using cabbage,Nyamira politician Victor Swanya has found a unique way of controlling the pests, also called root worms, in his farm that has 18 greenhouses. He plants cabbages, potatoes, tomatoes and pepper (both green and red) in his farm and supplies the produce to various supermarkets and other vegetable stores in Nairobi. He says plant-parasitic nematodes can reduce crop harvest by up to 70 per cent. Commonly referred to as root-knot nematodes, these pests are introduced into new areas by infested soil or plants also they can be in the soil attached to tools and equipment that have been used elsewhere. The green leafy cabbage in his farm is no longer sold to the market for consumption but shredded and buried in the farm to control the nematodes. The green leafy cabbage in his farm is no longer sold to the market for consumption but shredded and buried in the farm to control the nematodes.Judy Niikumi, an agronomist in the farm says that when cabbage decomposes, it produces a toxic substance that kills nematodes. She says cabbage is more reliable than other crops such as spinach and sukuma wiki. continue #agribusiness #cabbage #worms #farmers.