National crop conditions bulletin-March 2019

Late onset of the 2019 long rains and prevailing dry conditions affected the early planted crop resulting in water stress and wilting being observed in most parts of the country

Planting in the Central ,coastal ,lower eastern region is expected to commence once the long rains commence in April

Fall army Worm infestation were observed in Kisii and Nyamira. In West Pokot infestation of the Fall Army Worm  in the irrigated areas which was observed in February has been contained.

Prices of maize, beans and wheat remained stable, with a slight increase observed in selected markets.

National Crop Conditions Bulletin_March 2019