Fertilizers can be applied either during the time of planting or when the crops are already growing on the fields. Diammonium Phosphate (DAP), Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN), Urea, NPK, Sulphate of Ammonia (SA), Single Super Phosphate (SSP), Double Super Phosphate (DSP) and Potassium Chloride (KCL) are some of the most majorly used fertilizers in Kenya.
Spinach is a leafy nutritionous plant which lowers blood pressure,prevents cancer,fights diabetes,protects heart disease,improves eye health,skin and hair.The best yielding variety to plant is Ford hook giant which produces 50 kgs per plant.Below is budget, profitabilty and steps of growing it to maturity in an acre piece of land; 2500g seedlings =2200 Manure 10tonnes =5,000 8kg foliar =3,000 3 bags Fertilizer(CAN/NPK)@2500=7,500 Fungicides & Insecticides =10,000 Labour(planting,weeding,spraying&harvesting)=10,000
Cabbage is one of the easiest crop to plant and make a lot of profits from it. The crucial things to consider is the variety suited for your soil and market. considering the marketability and benefits of cabbage it is right time to start growing and make good cash from it during this hard times. Some of best variety include Queen F1,Gloria F1 etc. Cabbage can be grown in any part of the country either rainfed or under irrigation. Below is the budget for planting an acre of cabbage. 100gms Seeds =5500 Fertilizer
It is true tomatoes farming is a lucrative venture when well and smartly invested into. Photos of tomatoes at different stages The budget for a successfull tomatoes farming are as below; Budget for an acre seeds 3kg @ksh 800=2400 2 bags of Dap/npk or [email protected] 2500=5000 2bags of NPK after planting @2500=5000 2bags of CAN for top [email protected]=4000 2kgs Chemicals i.e Insecticide Ranger or any and 2kgs Katerina for [email protected]=10,000 2 Tonnes of manure @2,000=4000 6litres of [email protected]=3600 Acre cultivation =10,000
Machakos county governor Dr Alfred Mutua wants farmers in the countryside staying at home due to Coronavirus to keep busy in their shambas cultivating and planting. Dr Mutua said that corona virus outbreak should not be used as an excuse for the residents to idle but ensure they think on how to feed themselves in the future. Dr Mutua said that if the residents do not get and up and cultivate now in this rainy season, in the next few months they will be facing a “corona” of hunger and starv