Adoption of new and appropriate technologies that improve crop productivity
One of the mandates of the company is to Research, Verify and promotes adoption of Agronomic technologies that improve on crop productivity. Notable among them is crop nutrition. We have realized over time that our soils are depleted of essential nutrients either by continuous use of one type of fertilizer or poor fertilization regimes. Even if the farmer plants seed varieties that have been developed with good genetics they don’t realize the potential yields. The company is therefore promoting products that can turn your seeds into extraordinary crops. Among these new products that have been research and verified to improve crop productivity include:-
Panoramix maize is a seed dressing product developed by Koppert based on beneficial microorganisms that have positive effects on seeds and seedlings. The product contains three microorganisms (Trichorderma spp, Bacillus spp and Endomyorrhiza) plus other ingredients such as vitamin C and E, fluvic acid, algae extracts and vegetable oils. Trichoderma spp is a fungus that colonizes plant root system and prevents armful fungi from emerging in rhizosphere thereby making the plant better and able to absorb applied elements. Bacillus spp are bacteria that create biofilms around the roots supporting the plant in situations of abiotic stress and particularly drought. Endomycorrhiza anther ingredient is a soil borne fungus that ensures the crop is able to absorb water and nutrients due to extensions of root system. It also boosts the plant resistance to abiotic stresses. The product also contains vitamin C and E, fluvic acid, extracts of algae and vegetable oil. The product is a liquid concentrate that has excellent covering properties making it easy to use by simply mixing the required quantity of Panoramix with seed and then planted. Therefore adoption of Panoramix improves crop vigour and makes the plant less susceptible to diseases, boosts plant resistance to drought and other types of stress abiotic stress, acts a biostimulant, a treated crop becomes stronger and grows better resulting in greater yields. Results from Panoramix treated seed has shown to increase yield by 3 to 5 bags per acre. Panoramix is 100 % natural and safe for both people and the environment.
2. WUXAL SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY FOR SEED TREATMENT
Micronutrients can be supplied to the crops by soil application, fertigation or foliar fertilization. Seed treatment t of micro nutrient is an additional and most efficient techniques for covering the early demand of the emerging crops since seedlings have limited root system and rely on poor seed reserve. Under dry or wet and cold soil conditions the early demand become critical. Wuxal suspension range seed treatment products are Nutrient seed treatment boosts early growth, improves health and vigour of seedlings, more efficacious than early foliar spray when leaf surface is still poorly developed for sufficient foliar absorption. Seed treatments therefore enhances more uniform emergence, better root development more crop resistance to herbicide stress, improve water retention as well as nutrient supply to the plant. These technologies are new and farmers are encouraged to adopt for improved crop productivity. These products are developed by Aglukon. One of the product is Wuxal terios Zn a seed treatment to supply Zinc (Zn) that has been determined to be very limiting in maize production and is essential for crop productivity.
With over reliance on DAP and other acidifying fertilizer there is an increased incidence of soil becoming acidic and farmers have been advised to lime the soil, however the liming using agric lime if=s often tedious and requires good technical knowhow which farmers are reluctant to adopt. A new technology that has emerged is the used of granulated lime and a company called OMYA has developed a granulated lime called CALCIPRIL. The product was evaluated and recommended for adoption by the farmers. It’s low in dust easy to spread and breaks down rapidly in moisture. . It can be applied using the normal fertilizer spreader, or directly drilled with seed or fertilizer, directly drilled or applied by air seeder to aid in crop establishment. Regular application to replace nutrients an removed at harvest and to keep soil acidity at bay and maintenance of soil pH and nutrient balance is agronomically preferable to applying large quantities of aglime on a typical 5 to 10 year basis. Calcipril is also a good source of Calcium essential for plant growth and annual application can save money die to faster pH adjustment.
Farmers therefore are encouraged to adopt these improve varieties and agronomic technologies to boost their crop productivity. This is the very best that you can give to your seeds