Maize Farming

Agriculture through maize farming goes a long way towards ensuring food security for most countries not only in Kenya but the entire world.No wonder it is a popular stable food among many communities amongst our people even getting better of wheat and rice in terms of production. Worldwide it comes up with different names such as corn with a variation of origin as such as Indian corn, mielie according to Afrikaans and bhutta in Bengali not name but just a few.

Maize usage entails products such as corn syrup, starch, ethanol, human consumption as food and animal feed.

In African culture for instance it is prepared as porridge especially eastern and southern part of Africa. It’s also roasted or boiled with its cob as a snack.

As a farming method it can as well be used for commercial purposes. All you need is the requirements to get started and you will be in a good stead towards gaining the success you need because its used in many countries as earlier alluded to.

Experience comes handy when you make a decision to start maize farming as a business and trying to gain skills as farmer in given farm setup will go a long way because the essence of managing  a maize farm is quite an uphill task but manageable if you have solid clear elaborate financial breakthrough.

Remember the most important aspect of doing maize framing I the know-how of maintaining a farm main focus being maize in this case.

Having knowledge of the following will go a long way

  1.                   The PH level of the correct soil normally between 6 to 6.5.
  2.                   Fertilizer to be applied on a given hectarage and feet of your farm or garden. Always good to take advice from a agricultural specialist on this.
  3.                  Creation of rows and inches apart for maize plantation of your farm.
  4.                  The proportion on how you apply water on maize plant is not necessarily the same as other plants.
  5.                   Consult the experts on the best time to start maize farming. By its nature it’s a warm seasoned crop.