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Tomato farmers -a sigh of relief


Tomato farmers can now breathe a sigh of relief as there is a new sheriff in town.
Farmtrack Consulting now introduces the TUTA ABSOLUTA trap that is meant to control tuta absoluta, the most destructive pest in tomato. Thus helping in reducing losses from our produce.
tuta absoluta also affects capsicum, pepino, potato.

Above is a video of the tuta absoluta trap supplied by Farmtrack Consulting in a tomato farm in Kirinyaga county.

Success stories

With the continuous market ban on fruits that contain chemical residues,both foreign and local, more farmers embrace biological pest control methods as Farmtrack Consulting takes pride in capturing the attention of international media.
more information can be viewed from the links below.

1.https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/oct/13/kenyas-mango-farmers-ditch-chemicals-to-boost-exports

2.http://en.africatime.com/articles/kenyas-mango-farmers-ditch-chemicals-boost-exports

Fruit fly traps capture the attention of His excellency, Hon. William Ruto, Deputy president of Kenya, at Kibwezi, Makueni County.

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Farmtrack continues to expand its market coverage trying to educate farmers on the importance of using pheromone traps to surpass fruit fly populations, which are the most destructive pests in fruits. In the mango value chain, fruit flies cause losses of between 40%-60% of the fruit production, thus this is a compulsory undertaking by every farmer to ensure the traps are placed in the orchards to increase their output.
Farmtrack consulting being the only registrant in Kenya tries to explain how the pheromone traps work to the Deputy president of Kenya,alongside other dignitaries, at the launch of farmers  incubation center in Kibwezi.

More Success Stories: “Seeds of Gold”

More Success Stories: “Seeds of Gold”

Farmtrack Consulting Ltd continues to shine, reaching into the hearts of horticulture farmers in the country, and beyond. Bactrolure and the FCM pheromone traps were featured in the “Seeds of Gold” of the Saturday Nation on June 18, 2016. We thank our farmers for having faith and trusting in our products. We shall continue to be your partner in ensuring sustainable and effective pest management for market sustainability.

Here is a link of the feature: Traps free fruit farmers from moths and flies

Lipa na M-PESA

Farmtrack Consulting Ltd now has Lipa Na M-PESA Service. Follow the following steps:-

  1. Go to the M-PESA Menu
  2. select Lipa Na M-PESA
  3. select Buy Goods and services
  4. Enter the Till Number 702406
  5. Enter amount due
  6. Enter your M-PESA PIN to complete the transactions.

Thank you for your business!

The Success Stories of Bactrolure

The Success Stories of Bactrolure

Since the registration of Bactrolure in Kenya, the story has been an exciting success for any mango farmer who has used the product. The stories come with much optimism and the anticipated access to the EU market for Kenyan mangoes.

Farmtrack Consulting Ltd is proud to be the sole registrant of Bactolure, the pheromone bait which is used in both the monitoring of fruit fly populations and mass trapping for eradication (such as the creation of pest free areas (PFAs). The pheromone attractant is used in an innovative lynfield trap, which is also a registered utility model.

Here is a compilation of the success stories, as reported in local and regional media channels;-

 

  1. Ravenous fruit flies no longer bother us – Daily Nation June 5, 2015
  2. Stubborn pest meets match in simple trap – Saturday Nation May 14, 2016

Kindly share your success stories on the comments section below… Thank you!

Introducing the Innovative Grain Storage Bag

Farmtrack Consulting Ltd prides itself in innovations aiming at making farmers’ enterprises less risky to biotic factors that damage crop yields. We hereby introduce a storage bag for dry grains, which can store grains for more than three years without being damaged by storage pests.

The bag constitutes the outer sac and two layers of polythene sacs. The grains have to be dried very well (to below 13% moisture content), before placing them in the inner polythene sac, and using a sisal rope to tightly tie it, without trapping air inside. The next layer of polythene sac is tied in the similar manner, and finally the outer woven gunny sac (pictured below).

Please contact us for further details, or leave your comment under this post.

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Taking the fight against fruit flies to the next level!!

Since the first detection in Kenya of the invader fruit fly, Bactrocera invadens (B. dorsalis) presumably from Asia in 2003, the first product, BACTROLURE, for its management is available to farmers in Kenya. Bactrolure Trap on Mango TreeFarmers do not have a reason not to manage this invasive fruit fly that has caused much damage and losses to all kinds of fruit production. The fruit fly has been the cause to Kenya’s fruit export ban to some international markets. This has contributed to slowed growth in export volumes and values of fruits in the recent past, thereby inflicting poor returns to the farmers earnings.

Farmers’ Field Day – Kagio, Kirinyaga

New Picture (2)Farmtrack Consulting Ltd was one of the many exhibitors at the successful farmers’ event, which was organized by iNooro radio/TV. Our products attracted huge interest among the farmers; most of whom were not new to Bactrolure ~ the only registered fruitfly management product in Kenya. Bactrolure has gained popularity among fruit farmers due to its superior field performance. The farmers were impressed by the various pest management technologies that had been commercialized by Farmtrack Consulting Ltd, and promised to embrace them fully.