Farmers – a great input cost in the production of maize is fertiliser, of course, whether you use synthetic or organic fertiliser. If you use organic fertiliser produced on you farm, it still requires a lot of effort, energy or cost. If you use fertiliser correctly, however, it will push up you yields beyond your expectations.
It is best to start planning for this exercise long before the planting season. Here is a basic video to remind you of the fertiliser requirements of the maize plant.
The video was sponsored by the Alliance for Green Revolution Africa (AGRA), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.