CROP FERTILIZATION WITH CITY FARMING LTD
Welcome to City Farming ltd. Every farmer’s desire is to produce the highest yields possible for the crop grown. Sadly majority of farmers produce less than 40% of the seed variety potential both in rain fed and irrigated farming.
There are many reasons for this low productivity, this include poor soil fertility, low organic matter content and soil acidity, hence the importance of soil analysis to mitigate these challenges. Other reasons include unreliable rainfall, crop pests, disease and weeds. Many farmers strive every season to counter these challenges but still produce low yields both in rain fed and irrigated farming.
Farmers plant Maize variety that should yield 40 bags per acre but always produce less than 20 bags each season. A tomato farmer growing a hybrid variety that should yield 900 crates per acre only manages 300-400 crates and is content about this production having not produced 500 crates per acre. Today we City Farming ltd would like to teach you that the real profit in farming is not what you have produced but rather what you did not produce yet you were capable of producing.
You lose the real profit because you did not maximize production and only achieved 40% or less of the possible yields. Therefore you must ensure your crop can reach its full production potential not just by good pest, disease and weed management, good fertilization and agronomy but by ensuring the crop has high plant efficiency and high plant stress tolerance.
We at City Farming ltd specialize in crop nutrition or fertilization and offer quality fertilizers in the market that have being consumed by farmers for many years with one very important result, increased yields. To ensure farmers effectively use these fertilizers throughout the growing cycle we provide a crop growing fertilization guide or program for each crop specifying what fertilizer to use at each stage, rate and frequency of application. By following this program, three fundamental goals are achieved, these are feeding the crop with a balanced diet, secondly satisfying the crop with the right nutrients at each stage and thirdly growing the crop fast.
We have both ground applied and foliar applied fertilizers in our range of products. They are a combination of both organic and inorganic fertilizers and each well positioned to be applied at the right stage ensuring high plant efficiency and high plant stress tolerance, resulting in high production. Healthy soils from which high yields will be achieved, need adequate organic matter or manure. Presence of sufficient Organic matter or manure in the soil, singularly increases productivity by a very large threshold due to its good soil health status. Many farmers ignore manure application and depend on inorganic fertilizers only, hence depressed yields.
To ensure farmers have healthy soils with good organic matter, we have two powerful organic granular fertilizers for soil application at planting and top dressing stages. They are HUMIPHOS GRANULES an organic granular fertilizer containing 50% Humic acid or humus and is applied during planting. During top dressing we apply CITISHOOTER GRANULES, which is a seaweed organic granular fertilizer containing more than 12 plant nutrients including NPK 12:3:3,Seaweed,Humic acid, Fluvic acid, Amino acids and Trace elements making it a very powerful organic fertilizer.
We are in the tropics and more so the influence of climate change our crops experience enormous stress conditions such as drought and high temperatures resulting in depressed yields. As much as we manage pest, disease, weed, practice good agronomy and even fertilize our crops well, yields are still low both in rain fed and irrigated farming. Two main reasons for this is that crops have low plant efficiency and low stress tolerance. In fact stressed crops seek to complete the life cycle instead of producing yields, they go into survival mode retarding their growth. Plant efficiency means plants maximize utilization of fertilizer and water thereby increasing production. Plants with high efficiency grow efficiently notwithstanding the prevailing stress conditions and produce more yields.
To ensure crops have high plant efficiency and high stress tolerance farmers apply our acclaimed liquid organic hormone CITISHOOTER at nursery stage, early growth stage and vegetative stage. CITISHOOTER liquid organic hormone ensures crops attain very high plant efficiency and high stress tolerance, thereby increasing production significantly.
During Top dressing we apply CITISHOOTER GRANULES which is a seaweed organic granular fertilizer containing more than 12 plant nutrients including NPK 12:3:3,Seaweed,Humic acid, Fluvic acid, Amino acids and Trace elements making it a very powerful organic fertilizer.
CITISHOOTER GRANULES is mixed with Top dressing fertilizers such as Urea, CAN, NPK 17:17:17 and others to give the very important ORGANIC component for HIGH PLANT EFFICIENCY and HIGH STRESS TORELANCE resulting in increased productivity.