In Nigeria today, modern agriculture requires a deliberate effort from both small, medium and large scale farmers in order to meet the ever growing population of the country. Farmers need to maximize their yield, so as to meet with the demands, as well as curb the importation of food from outside the country and reduce the pressure on forex, while protecting the environment by minimizing air pollution as well as land and water contamination. To ensure the best possible yields and the most efficient use of the land, plants must be fed properly. To provide crops with the nutrient necessary for their development, we must use fertilizers.
The goal is to maximize the farmers yield in a way that he will have maximum economic benefits, so as to gain maximum profits. However, in doing so, we must ensure that in applying our fertilizers, we must not affect the soil or cause any air pollution.
Like human beings, the plants prefer to get its food in measured portions instead of getting it all at once. The fertilizer is dissolved in a tank and then injected into the irrigation system, through what is called fertigation/nutrigation and it is passed unto the plants. The composition can be adjusted depending on the season, so it adapts with the changing needs of the plants, which is referred to as teaspoon feeding and is applicable to all kinds of crops including vegetables, as well as greenhouse and open field cultivation. Teaspoon feeding is also known as the folia spray.
Folia spray is the application of fertilizer solution on the leaves of the plant. Folia spray at the right time and with the right amount on the leaves of the plant, increases the yield and improves on the quality of the crop. To ensure optimal and effectiveness of the spray on the crops, the plants are usually sprayed during specific times of the day and during critical growth stages of the plant, when their effect is maximal (just before flowering and when the fruit is growing).
When spraying on the plants, some of the fertilizers are absorbed immediately by the plants as soon as it is applied, while some of the fertilizers dries up on the leaves when the air gets hot. At that point, nutrient uptake temporarily stops, but at night, as a result of the dew, the dried fertilizer dissolves and the nutrient uptake is renewed. This circle repeats itself for some couple of days until the fertilizer is completely absorbed by the plant.
Application of the Bonus-npk fertilizer is suitable for all kinds of field crops, such as maize, soya, cottons etc. To achieve the best result, farmers can adopt the composition of the fertilizer to the plant at the different stages of growth.
The quality of our food is affected by the quality of the fertilizer that enters the ground. The primary product of the Haifa fertilizers are potassium nitrate, a salt that supplies potassium and nitrogen to the plant. In addition to the potassium nitrate are magnesium, calcium and phosphorus that are being developed by Haifa, Israel for advanced agriculture.
Efficient and environment friendly fertilization, much like Haifa chemical teaspoon feeding concept, is a critical element in advanced agriculture. Adopting the proper approach to plant nutrition will benefit the crop, farmer and the environment.
Our goal at Dizengoff, is to ensure that farmers across the country are able to improve on the quality of the food they produce, while leaving the environment friendlier and improving the quality of our lifestyles.
The fertilizer can be used by farmers through drip irrigation fertigation/nutrigation or by foliar application/spraying.