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Tissue culture Banana Planting and Management Guide

 The TC banana technology comes as a package aimed at changing banana growing from the backyard crop to the commercial crop. Farmers are able to access clean materials, trained on good agricultural practices and linked to high income markets to their produce.

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Fruit Seedlings, Tree Seedlings, Tissue Culture Bananas

ATL is a private company in the agricultural sector and is involved in the production of high quality fruit and tree seedlings, ornamentals and tissue culture bananas plantlets among other things.

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Our Nursery Network

Our farm network includes the following nurseries

  • MURANG'A NURSERY
  • KIRINYAGA NURSERY 
  • KISII NURSERY

PRODUCT GALLERY

Our seedlings,and tissues

Our Orange Seedlings

Our Orange Seedlings

Our citrus trees for sale have been specially selected to bring you some of the best varieties of lemon tree, orange tree and lime tree available.


You don't have to live in a Mediterranean climate to enjoy citrus trees all year round - as long as you have a warm, sunny spot inside or under cover (think greenhouse, glasshouse or polytunnel), you're all set to grow your own citrus trees. Whether you're specifically after a lemon tree, orange tree or lime tree, you can look forward to your first home-grown yield with one of our young container grown trees, supplied direct from our family-run nursery in Thika.

Product Screenshots
  • oranges
  • florida orange tree

Our Bananas

About Tissue Culture Bananas

The need for clean planting materials to boost agricultural production in Africa has never been so urgent given the chronic food shortages and poverty. In response to this ATL is supplying farmers with superior ,high yielding clean planting materials that enable them to have enough for consumption and surplus for supplementary income – a major milestone in the fight against hunger, poverty , unemployment and rural neglect. Bananas are the third most important starch staple in Africa today after maize and rice. Nearly every homestead has at least a couple of banana plants. The total area under banana production in the country in 1993 was an estimated 79,600 hectares with a production of about 818,000 metric tons. Over the years banana production has dropped drop attributed to: minimal use of modern farm inputs, poor management, and the scarcity of clean planting materials and lack of management experience by small scale farmers who are the main producers.The banana Tissue Culture (TC) technology has been in the country since 1996, but has only gained popularity among farmers in the last 5 years. With the introduction of Tissue Culture Technology there has been a consequent rise in banana production. Below are some comparisons between TC bananas and those that have been grown using the more traditional methods.

Our products include:

·         TC Grand naine

·         TC bananaWilliam

·         TC banana FHIA varieties

·         TC banana Jaffa

·         TC banana Gal

·         cooking varieties


Technology behind it

The TC banana technology comes as a package aimed at changing banana growing from the backyard crop to the commercial crop. Farmers are able to access clean materials, trained on good agricultural practices and linked to high income markets to their produce. Farmers who have adopted the technology in the past are now food secure and are generating incomes through the sale of surplus produce resulting in improved livelihoods and living standards. It is hoped that the tissue culture technology will revive banana production and lead to the development of a better banana industry in Kenya. Banana is rated as then healthiest and cheapest fruits in the world. The fruit contains high potassium, carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, vitamin A, B and C,Magnesium and trace amounts of iron and Zinc this implies that increasing the production of bananas in Kenya will lead to better house hold Nutrition. Sweet Bananas These types of bananas do well in most places especially dry warm places if water is available.They are diseases resistant.They flower in about 10 months and are ready in about 9 to 15 months.

Characteristics of Traditional Bananas

  • Use of infected suckers over and over
  • Suckers not available in large quantities
  • Prolonged growth period 24-26 Months
  • Low Production of 15 per bunch
  • Lacks Uniformity


Characteristics of TC bananas

  • Clean planting Materials
  • Plantlets available in large quantities
  • Short Growth period 9-15 Months
  • Higher productions of 35-70kgs
  • Uniformity in Growth


Advantages of TC bananas over conventionally grown sucker bananas

  • Pest and disease free materials The products are pest and disease – free owing to the highly sterile conditions they are subjected to at all stages in their development.
  • High established rate. Since the TC plantlets are handled and packaged to minimize root disturbance during transportation and planting, they have been observed to establish more quickly, enjoying immediate continuation of growth in the field.
  • Vigorous growth. With a significantly larger root system and larger functional leaf area, TC materials usually experience a more vigorous, faster initial growth.
  • UniformityThe TC plantlets achieve remarkable uniformity of the crop stand, resulting in uniform maturity and harvest time.
  • Early maturity The very rapid growth of the TC materials in the health and vigor of the plants make them mature faster than ordinary seedlings.
  • Higher yields Most TC bananas achieve higher yields than the conventionally planted bananas
  • Cost effectiveness The TC plantlets cost more than the conventional seedlings but the returns on the TC bananas are equally high as compared to the alternative.
Project Screenshots
  • banana 2 big
  • Tc1
  • Banana field

Our Tree Seedlings

Eucalyptus

The hybrid clone will do well in both lowlands and highlands. It gives products of wood, timber, posts, pulps and charcoal.
Types of eucalyptus

Our products include:
Clonal hybrid

Eucalyptus Grandis

Eucalyptus Camaldulensis

Eucalyptus Saligna

Eucalyptus Panculata

Eucalyptus Dunii

 

TYPES OF EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus Grandis will do well in the highlands. It gives timber and wood. It will also do well in lowland areas through irrigation.
Eucalyptus camelulensis is mainly for the lowlands, dry places. It gives products of posts, transmission poles and charcoal.
Eucalyptus Dunni This type of the eucalyptus is medicinal. It does well in both lowland and highland areas it is also good for timber and posts.
Land Preparation for Eucalyptus Planting.

LAND PREPARATION

Plough/ Till the land.
You can intercrop with annual agricultural crops especially legumes during the first year of planting.
Spacing. For fuel woods, poles and shatters 2.0m by 2.0m. 2500 seedlings per hectare; i.e. 1000 seedlings per acre. For transmission poles timber and pulps 2.25m By 2.25m 1970 seedlings per hectare; i.e. 880 seedlings per acre.
Pit Preparation. Dig one foot wide hole then fill it with top soil up to half of a foot.
Inputs. Fertilizer 10 grams D.A.P or NPK at planting. Termiticide; refer to Agrochemical shops for the best brand to use.
Water regularly Hydro gel half a tea spoon can be added in a half liter water per plant in dry areas
Manure if available.
Growth and maturing period

GROWTH AND MATURITY PERIOD

Transmission posts take 5 to 6 years Timber and Pulps take about 8 to 10 years Fuel and shatters take 2 to 3 years
Indigenous Trees

INDIGENOUS TREES

Plunous Africana is a medicinal plant
Cordia Africana is grown for timber
Olea Africana is a medicinal plant but can also be grown for wood. It is also an ornamental plant.
Meru Oak produces quality timber
Podo gives quality timber.


OTHER TREES

Jatrophas they are oil seeds
Mabbery this plant is fed on by insets that produce silk.
Nandi frame it is grown for ornamental and timber purposes.

 

Product Screenshots
  • Eucalyptus deglupta base

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MURANG'A NURSERY
0725-861444, 0709-333103, 0709-333123.
KIRINYAGA NURSERY 0709-333104
KISII NURSERY 0709-333105
info@aberdaregroup.co.ke

Aberdare Technologies Kabati, Mitumbiri Road, Thika

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