To improve yields, use crop specific fertilisers and lime, farmers advised

John Wambugu tends to healthy maize crop at a demonstration plot at Wambugu Agriculture Training Centre in Nyeri. Meera Paunrana, operations manager at ARM Cement Ltd, attributed dwindling yields to soil acidity, she advises the farmers to use lime in the farm so as to reduce soil acidity and use crop specific fertilisers. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Feeding your crops with the right nutrients ensures enhanced yield, for instance, if you are growing fruits like bananas you should go for fertiliser meant for bananas.
  • The expert also advises the farmers to use lime in the farm so as to reduce soil acidity that has been the curse to most farmers.
  • Mavuno fertiliser sells its products directly to smallholder farmers and also reach them through their distributors located in various parts of the county.

AS MOST SMALLHOLDER FARMERs in the country continue to record dwindling yields, an expert at a local fertiliser company points to crop specific fertilisers to remedy the situation.

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