How effective is organic foliar fertiliser compared to inorganic foliar fertiliser?

Organic and inorganic foliar feeds have their place in plant nutrition. Most organic foliar fertilisers will provide the necessary macro-nutrients but quantity and efficiency will vary, depending on the materials used for their preparation. Inorganic foliar fertiliser, on the other hand, is specific in the nutrients provided and quantity. In…

How can foliar fertiliser help overcome low yields and produce poor-quality coffee beans?

Low yields are a result of poor soil health, poor agronomic practices, erratic weather and other factors. Applying lime can improve soil health. One can also apply manure to improve organic matter content. Ground application of fertiliser, complemented with appropriate foliar fertiliser address plant nutritional requirements. Poor quality beans can…

What is foliar fertiliser and how is it different from ground-applied fertiliser?

These are concentrated solutions that are directly applied to leaves. Foliar fertiliser will not replace ground fertiliser. It is only complementary for nutrient uptake. Such a fertiliser satisfies deficiencies the plant may have. Plants can only absorb small doses of their nutrient requirements through leaves. They absorb most of their…

Giving Clarity to the issues of fertilizer use and of soil acidity in Kenya

Questions surrounding the types and availability of fertilizers being used in Kenya have emerged over the past few years. The issues of soil acidity and reduced yields over the years has also paused a chain of questions on the credibility of the advice given to farmers on fertilizer application rate…

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According to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc., the global Liquid Fertilizers Market size is estimated to surpass USD 27 billion by 2027. Liquid fertilizers are the most technically advanced and newest products that provide nutrients to crops. Growing food security concerns are bolstering the demand for…

Smart ways to purchase your farm inputs in Kenya

Agricultural inputs include improved seeds, fertilizers, crop protection chemicals, feed, energy, and equipment used in farm production. These inputs with the right application boost farm productivity and profitability. However, the availability of desired inputs and affordability of inputs are factors influencing the purchasing choices of smallholder farmers and the output…