Our Agent, Manir Isa Jada, carried out a field test for farmers in Katsina State where the farmers normally hardly harvested 1 tonne of rice per hectare because the soil was very poor as a result of many years of chemical farming. The farmers did not have any organic matter or compost to prepare the soil with as they were not used to preparing the soil except with chemical fertiliser, so they sprayed Bio-Plant mixed with water on the soil. They also soaked the seeds in Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant before sowing them in the nursery, and sprayed Pro-Plant on the rice, though only twice instead of the normal 5 times. Nevertheless, they still increased their yield threefold and produced 3 tonnes per hectare.
It is noteworthy that the same seeds were used as in the Federal Government’s Anchor Browsers programme in Katsina, which took place at the same time, and in which more than 1,500 farmers grew rice with the same seeds; however, they harvested a much lower yield than in the bio-fertiliser test. Some farmers used more than 10 bags of NPK and Urea combined, but got a much lower yield. This says a lot about the benefits of using Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant.