You can’t grow crops without phosphorus

To grow properly, plants need water, light and air. They also need nutrients from the soil, including nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. All of these are important – but phosphorus especially, because it affects the plant early in its life. The plant needs it to build its root system, which is the basis for taking up other nutrients. Without enough phosphorus, plants are stunted and yield little.

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Market waste can be an important source of compost  

 

Guidelines to control fall armyworms

The Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI) has released a new system of controlling fall armyworms.

The move comes after seven pesticides, developed by TPRI in 2017, proved to be ineffective against the type of worms, scientifically known as Spodoptera frugiperda.

The pesticides include Belt 480 Sc, Duduba 450 Ec, and Emamectin Benzoate, Mupacron 50Ec, Abamectin 5% and Lambda Cyhalothrin ‘karate’.

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Alimi ku Malawi akonzekera mvula

Malawi farmers prepared for the rains.

Ndi nyengo ya mvula yomwe ili pafupi alimi mdziko lonse la Malawi asosa kale minda yawo kuyembekezera kudzala mbeu. Demeter seed company yapereka kale mbeu mmasitolo osiyanasiyana oposela 900 mdziko lonse la Malawi kuti mlimi ayipeze mosavutikira ndi mdera lomwe akukhala.

Ndi sosa komanso mbeu zomwe zafika kale mmadera osiyanasiyana chiyembekezo cholandira mvula yabwino chilipo

With the rainy season approaching farmers throughout Malawi have prepared their lands for planting. The Demeter Seed company has made available seeds through over 900 outlets nationwide serving the farmer close to his home.

With lands prepared and inputs in place the rains can come and hopefully plentiful.

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Mbeu yomwe ingakwaniriyse zosowa za mlimi

Seeds to meet the needs of Malawi farmers

Demeter Agriculture ikupezeka ndi mbeu za chimanga zopilila ku chilala, zobereka kwambiri, zikonoka, zopilila ku namkafumbwe ndiponso zozuna dowe. Demeter Agriculture ikupezekanso ndi mbeu za mgulu la nyemba monga chuma, soya ndi Mtedza wa CG7.

Demeter Agriculture has the range of maize varieties which are drought tolerant, high yielding, poundable, long lasting to weavils and sweet when roasted. Demeter Agriculture has also legume such as chuma beans, soya and CG7 groundnuts

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