Welcome to our legume category of blog posts! Here, we aim to provide valuable farming tips and hacks to help farmers grow and harvest legumes like beans, lentils, and peas in the most efficient and sustainable way possible.
From choosing the right soil and seeds to identifying and combating pests and diseases, we’ve got you covered with the latest best practices and techniques for successful legume cultivation. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the game, we hope these posts will inspire and guide you on your farming journey.
Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) belongs to the legume family (Fabaceae). These include bush beans, common beans, dry beans, dwarf beans, field beans, French beans, garden beans, green beans, haricot beans, kidney beans, pole beans, snap beans or string beans.
Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is considered as one of the most important legumes worldwide, which is a source of nutrients to many people. It is a staple food crop in Kenya, which rates second after maize.
Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is an annual leguminous crop which is grown for its seeds and leaves. The crop residues can used as livestock fodder. This is the easiest crop in the bean family to grow and are quite drought tolerant.
Although not taken with the seriousness it deserves, nutrition in millet is very key. In order to ensure an optimal productivity, the crop should be supplied with sufficient amounts of nutrients, which involves both macro and micronutrients.