How it works

How it works

Agrics farmers receive two types of fertilizer to ensure their maize is healthy and produces a good harvest. The first fertilizer they receive is DAP or NPK. The farmer chooses which one suits them best depending on the region and the type of soil they have.

NPK fertilizer is primarily composed of three main elements: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium, each of these being essential in plant nutrition. Among other benefits, Nitrogen helps plants grow quickly, while also increasing the production of seed and fruit, and bettering the quality of leaf and forage crops. Nitrogen is also a component of chlorophyll, the substance that gives plants their green color, and also aids in photosynthesis.

DAP fertilizer is an excellent source of phosporus and nitrogen for plant nutrition. It is highly soluble and thus dissolves quickly in soil to release plant-available phosphate and ammonium. A notable property of DAP is the alkaline pH that develops around the dissolving granule. The ammonium present in DAP is an excellent nitrogen source and will be gradually converted to nitrate by soil bacteria, resulting in a subsequent drop in pH.

DAP or NPK is used while planting. These fertilizers are quickly and are immediately available to the plants depending on them to provide essential nourishment in the form of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. DAP Aand NPK fertilizers have a distinct advantage over organic choices, which depend on soil organisms to first break down the organic matter before nutrients can be released.

DAP and NPK are offered as dry granulesa and water-soluble powders. Controlled-release of these fertilizers dispense plant nutrients over an extended period from three to eight months, eliminating the need for repeated fertilizer applications throughout the growing season.

CAN another fertilizer offered to farmers by Agrics. Calcium ammonium nitrate enables plants grow wide leaves of rich green colour; provide 5 - 20 % richer harvest. Long-term usage causes no soil acidification and makes no impact on soil biological activity. Plants are enriched not only with nitrogen but also with magnesium and calcium. 

As the plants get enriched so does the life of an Agrics farmer. They are empowered with information about best agronomy practices ensuring bumper harvest and house hold income. 

 

 



Akinyi Ogot
By: Akinyi Ogot
Function: Communications Assistant
Posted on: 23 May 2016