Importance of Maize Farming

Importance of Maize Farming

Maize Farming is a well-known subject. However, when it comes to learning about it, many people get confused. This article will take you through the basics of this subject, and will help you understand it better using organic fertilizer.

Maize is adaptable to wide range of Climate conditions and can flourish in different rainfall and and a wide range of soils. It prefers deep, fertile and well drained loam soils with a pH of 4.5 – 6.8 and does not tolerate waterlogged soils.

In Trans Nzoia and Narok country maize production has declined as sometime back each area would produce more than 6.5 – 7 million bags per year but this has dropped by about 2 million bags due to overuse of synthetic fertilizer which has reduced the soil pH thus affecting the availability of certain essential elements like Nitrogen and phosphorus in the soil among other elements

Bharat prom is a phosphorus rich organic fertilizer (DAP) with readily available phosphorus and plants can uptake easily. Apart from phosphorus it also has calcium, Carbon, zinc, iron and magnesium in sufficient percentages which fulfils the maize nutrition requirements. Organic fertilizers are very important for plant health as they not only provide nutrients that plant need to grow but they also help to build the soil and improve its fertility.

To get back to the initial 6.5 – 7 million bags per year farmers, should embrace the organic fertilizer ( Bharat prom) mixed with Sporemax during planting. Sporemax has Mycorrhizal fungus that is mycelium, spore and root particles that helps maize plants to get nutrients and water easily, develop extra root system thus increasing area of nutrients and water absorption as well as increasing fertilizer use efficiency especially phosphorus

A good maize farmer Knows the importance and value of a good Fertilizer