Small changes, big results: increasing crop yields in Africa with micronutrients

Adding a few extra ingredients to fertiliser is a possible solution to increasing yields for main grains like maize in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recently published article. Most crop farmers are used to enriching soil with fertilisers containing N, P and K (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) or so-called macronutriets,…

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Make a plan to apply top dresser fertiliser

This week crop farmer Michris Janse van Rensburg from South Africa shows African farmers how he made a plan to take the back-breaking labour out of top dressing fertiliser while getting the measurement right at the same time. Michris designed a hand-held fertiliser applicator for small-scale commercial farmers calibrated to…

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