National Crop Conditions Bulletin -May 2019

Overview

·        The 2019 long rains season has been characterized by late onset of rains, which were  poorly distributed and erratic from February to Mid-March. Early planted crops were affected by  water stress and germination was poor.

·        Planting was delayed in some parts of the country but it peaked up in April with the onset of the rains and planting was complete by end of April.

·        The Month of May had good  rains in most parts of the Country which improved crop performance.

·       There was notable reduction of  Fall army Worm infestations that were observed  in Narok, Laikipia, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia and Elgeyo Marakwet, Kisii and Nyamira Counties

·        Notable increase in the prices of maize, beans and wheat was observed in selected markets.

National Crop Conditions Bulletin -May 2019