KALRO Bean Varieties
Beans technologies developed for the various agricultural ecosystems
Rice Plantations
With improved varieties at the Kisumu Kibos irrigation scheme
Director Food Crops
During a Rice Farmer Field day at the KALRO Kibos Centre
KALRO Cereals
Improved varieties of cereals at the markatplace in Nairobi
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Introduction to storage

Storage systems
Storage

This involves the preservation of paddy for sometime awaiting to be sold if at farmers’ level or for milling at a Miller premise. The best type of bags to be used for storage is jute (sisal type)The preservation at the Miller is done by fumigation to prevent infestation of weevils.

Characteristics of good storage
•    Well ventilated
•    Well roofed-no leaking roof
•    Secured to prevent theft and entry of rodents
•    Spacious to hold enough paddy and allow aeration of air

Period for storage
Paddy is give at least three (3) months as curing period before milling.

For Basmati enough period is given for good development of aroma but should not extent beyond five years because Basmati has the tendency of again loosing aroma when it over stays.

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Scientists

KALRO Value Chain

Beans
Maize
Cassava
Guava variety KALRO B8
Cassava
Chicken
Bees
Maize KALRO Mtwapa

KALRO Map

Contact

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P.O. Box 57811-00200, Nairobi
Kenya
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Rice blast disease

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Favorable conditions for disease development:

  • Node blast: Black-brown lesions on the node.  
  • Neck blast: Black or brown rot on the neck of the panicle.