Crop-spe­cific fer­til­iz­ers for bet­ter yield

Sun.Star Davao - - BUSINESS - BY GILFORD A. DOQUILA / Re­porter

Agri­cul­tural farm­ers are en­cour­aged to use crop-spe­cific fer­til­iz­ers in or­der to in­crease pro­duc­tiv­ity yield than the con­ven­tional fer­til­iz­ers.

Al­tas Fer­til­izer Cor­po­ra­tion busi­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jevin Venoza said dif­fer­ent crops also has dif­fer­ent needs in terms of growth and pro­duc­tion.

“Sauna man gud kung unsa lang ang ma-an­dan sa mga farm­ers mao lang pud ang gi­na­mit. Pero sa among re­searches ni­gawas lahi-lahi pud ang ki­na­hanglan sa kada crop (Be­fore, our farm­ers would just re­sort with the fer­til­iz­ers they are used to. But our re­searches would show that each crop has dif­fer­ent needs),” Venoza said.

Venoza added that for the Min­danao agri­cul­ture set­ting, At­las Cor­po­ra­tion has pro­vided co­conut farm­ers the right fer­til­izer.

“Pareho an­ing co­conut, nakita sa amoang study with Philip­pine Co­conut Author­ity (PCA) nga maayo haluan og Boron nga com­po­nent ang fer­til­izer para mas daghan iyang yield (Like for this co­conut, we saw with our study with PCA that it is good to have Boron com­po­nent mixed as fer­til­izer to in­crease yield),” Venoza said.

At­las Fer­til­izer Cor­po­ra­tion also of­fers urea-based fer­til­izer in grow­ing rice.

“Ang nakanin­dot ani pud nga urea-based namo nga fer­til­izer kay slow-re­lease siya so dugay ang epekto nga ma­hatag niya sa tanom (The beauty of this urea-based fer­til­izer is that it’s slow-re­lease which means the ef­fect to the plant is longer),” Venoza added.

Venoza added with these op­tions in the mar­ket, farm­ers can now have many means in in­creas­ing yield.

The fer­til­iz­ers are sold by 50-kilo­gram sacks and are worth P1,250–P1,400 per sack.

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