Kodjo Adams, GNA
Accra, Mach 13, GNA - The Peasant Farmers Association were on Wednesday schooled on the use of supermicrobials in their farms, the product is an organic product which helps to improve soil fertility.
Supermicrobials are an advanced group of crops produced using the latest production processes.
They are designed to work in tropical and equatorial climates and delivers improved yields and more robust plant resistance to diseases and pests.
Mr Bryan Ollier, the Ghana Team Leader of Supermicrobials in a workshop in Accra, said supermicrobials comprised of Agbiotics, plant tonic, and remin volcanic rock dust which are good for soil nutrients.
Mr Ollier explained that agbiotics are crop product cultured, calibrated and measured to help farmers to achieve maximum nutrients from the soil, as well as extreme pest control and vigorous disease protection.
He said the vigorous disease protection by the product was more efficacious compared to many of the traditional chemicals used which are on their way to being banned, and that agbiotics has superior disease control capabilities.
He said the increased usage of chemical fertilisers had resulted in the consequent reduction in beneficial soil microbes, stressing that applying agbiotics, helps to accelerates the microbial processes in the soil and boosts the bioavailability of plant nutrients.
Mr Ollier was of the view that extensive use of chemical fertilisers depletes the soil’s structure and its ability to retain water and as well affects the environment due to high levels of run-off and leaching resulting in contamination of waterbodies.
Mr Abdul Rahman Mohammed, the National President of the Association, welcomed the initiative because the products would help reduce diseases in the farms, which had been a major concern to farmers.
He said there was the need to move from chemical fertilizers to organic products, adding that the products had come at the right time.
Mr Mohammed said the executives of the Association would educate the farmers about the product use, and called on stakeholders in the sector to embrace the initiative.