13. Bio-Chemical Farming Maize Field Test in Karfe Town, Suleja, Niger State, Nigeria
Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. carried out a bio-chemical farming field test on maize for farmers in Karfe Town, Suleja, Niger State in May 2017 using Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant. The maize seeds were soaked in Bio-Plant and water for 12 hours before planting. The soil, which was in poor condition owing to years of chemical farming, was prepared with a bio-chemical mixture of Urea and Bio-Plant. Bio-Plant was also mixed with NPK and this bio-chemical mixture was sprinkled around the maize plants during the crop. Pro-Plant was sprayed regularly on the maize plants.
Normally, the farmers experienced problems with insect attacks during their maize crops, but this time there were no problems with insect pests at all. No chemical sprays were used.
The farmers almost doubled their yield. Normally, they only produced 30-40 bags of maize per hectare, but this test produced 60 bags per hectare.
14. 100% Organic Farming Cucumber Field Test in Akwai, Ibom State, Nigeria
Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. carried out a 100% organic farming field test on cucumbers for farmers in Akwai, Ibom State in April 2017 using Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant. The soil, which was in poor condition before the test, was prepared with Bio-Plant mixed with organic matter, the seeds were soaked in Bio-Plant and water, and Pro-Plant was sprayed regularly on the plants. No chemical sprays were used.The farmers were very impressed with the results owing to the large size of the cucumbers, which was much larger than what they normally produced; their fresh taste; fresh appearance; and quality. They said they looked forward to obtaining the bio-fertilisers.
15. Bio-Chemical Farming Rice Dry Season Field Test in Jamaare, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. carried out a bio-chemical farming field test on rice for farmers in Jamaare, Bauchi State in 2017 using Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant. The rice seeds were soaked in Bio-Plant and water for 18 hours before planting. Because of many years of chemical farming in the area, the soil was in poor condition before the test. It was prepared with a bio-chemical mixture of Urea and Bio-Plant. Bio-Plant was also mixed with NPK and this bio-chemical mixture was fed to the rice plants during the crop. Pro-Plant was sprayed regularly on the rice plants during the crop. No chemical sprays were used.
The farmers normally only produced 50 bags of rice per hectare, but this test produced 80 bags per hectare, which is a 60% increase.
16. Field Tests in Lau, Taraba State, Nigeria: “Better Results Than With Chemical Fertilisers!”
Our Agent in Taraba State, Manir Isa Jada, has reported that farmers in Lau, Taraba State in Nigeria have been using only Pro-Plant to grow organic rice with very good results. According to the farmers, the results are better than when they have used chemical fertilisers. There are more rice grains on each plant and the quality of the rice is higher, they say. This is in spite of not preparing the soil with organic matter mixed with Bio-Plant, which would have increased the yield further. Here is a photograph of one of the rice plants:
17. Field Test on Maize by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Produce Excellent Results in Niger State
The Farm Input Support Services Department of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Abuja, Nigeria, has evaluated the effects of Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant on maize in Niger State. The tests were carried out by 3 farmers in Chanchaga village during the 2015/2016 dry season period.
1. Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant were tested on maize using different farmers to evaluate their impact compared to inorganic NPK fertilizer, which the farmers were used to.
2. The results obtained revealed that plots treated with Pro-Plant combined with Bio-Plant had significantly higher yields.
3. In all the treatments where Pro-Plant was used either alone or combined with NPK or Bio-Plant, an appreciable yield increase was obtained.
4. Any treatment that involves the use of Pro-Plant liquid organic fertilizer is therefore highly recommended to maize farmers.
Field Test Report
Here is the field test report:
18. Country Agent for Nigeria Appointed – Salad Greenhouse (Worldwide) Ltd.
The company’s website is: http://www.saladgreenhouseafrica.com/
Dennis Obeto, CEO of Salad Greenhouse (Worldwide) Ltd. (left), Peter McAlpine, Marketing Manager of Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. (right), with His Excellency, the Emir of Bida, at his palace in Bida, Niger State.
Recommendation of the Bio-fertilisers by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria
Salad Greenhouse (Worldwide) Ltd. in partnership with the YPAED Cooperative Society, is promoting “Youth in Agriculture” by introducing numerous programs that encourage youth participation in the agricultural sector.
Salad Greenhouse (Worldwide) Ltd., and the YPAED Cooperative Society with its partners are inviting Youth and Women throughout Nigeria to participate in its Projects called, “1,000,000 Youths in Commercial Organic Agriculture in Nigeria” (1m Y-CAN) and the “Grassroots Organic Agriculture Technology Initiative” (GOATi). For further information, please go to: http://www.saladgreenhouseafrica.com/youth-programs/
Salad Greenhouse and the YPAED team at the 52 Hectare farm in FCT Abuja
19. State Government of Katsina State, Nigeria Hands Over Buildings for a Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant, Liquid, 100% Organic, Bio-Fertilizer Bottling Factory.
The short video shows Mr. Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State, Nigeria, and other officials of the government of Katsina State, Nigeria handing over 2 buildings to representatives of Salad Greenhouse (www.saladgreenhouseafrica.com), which will be used to house a bio-fertilizer bottling facility so that Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant can be made available to farmers throughout Nigeria.
These photographs show Dennis Obeto, CEO of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. (blue suit), with the Governor of Katsina State.
Purpose of the Factory
The overall purpose of the factory is to enable Katsina State and eventually Nigeria to phase out 100% chemical farming, and to change to bio-chemical farming and then to 100% organic farming, with all the economic, social, agricultural, health, and environmental benefits, which this entails.
By moving away from 100% chemical farming, farmers in the state and throughout Nigeria will be able to increase their crop yields above what chemicals can achieve while lowering their costs and restoring the fertility of the soil. In addition, farmers will hardly be affected by fluctuations in the world price of oil as the bio-fertilizers are 100% organic and chemical-free.
20. Very Good Results in a Maize Field Test by the Gombe State Agricultural Development Programme in Nigeria.
A bio-chemical farming field test was carried out in two areas of Gombe State, namely Pokata and Posulte in Shongom and Billiri local government areas. The Pokata site had sandy soil, while that of Posulte had clay loam soil.
No soil preparation with Bio-Plant and compost was carried out owing to a shortage of time. Nevertheless, the results were very good. The farmers were highly impressed to the extent that they requested and enquired how they could obtain the bio-fertilizers.
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The following photograph shows a comparison of the maize grown with NPK and Urea on the left and the bio-chemical maize grown with Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant on the right. Click on the photo to see the difference clearly.
21. Maize Training for Farmers in Edo State Under the Supervision of Senator Clifford Ordia, Senator for Edo Central.
On 31st March 2018, under the supervision of Senator Clifford Ordia, the Senator representing Edo Central Senatorial District, Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. started a 100% organic maize training project for 200 farmers covering 10 hectares in the Esan Central Senatorial District at the newly established Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Training Farm at Duze Camp in the Ewu Irrua local government area of Edo State.
The farmers have learned so far how to prepare their soil and to prepare their seeds with Bio-Plant. Aliyu Ibrahim and Manir Isa are the technical team of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. who are training the farmers.
The key to increasing the quality and yield of maize in Nigeria is for the farmers to learn how to restore the fertility of their soil with 100% organic farming after many years of chemical agriculture, which have seen the gradual destruction of Nature’s Soil Food Web and the soil’s Nutrient Cycle. This has resulted in widespread poor soil fertility, low yields, and prevalence of disease and pests. Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant are 100% organic, liquid, microbial bio-fertilisers, which are made in Thailand, and which routinely restore the soil biology and increase crop yields, including the yields of maize.
22. Belta Probiotics Promotion at the Aviana Nigeria International Expo, University of Ibadan, April 25-26, 2018.
Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. attended the Aviana Nigeria International Expo at the University of Ibadan from April 25-26, 2018, which featured livestock and poultry farming. Aliyu Ibrahim and Dennis Obeto explained the benefits of using Belta Probiotics, and many participants asked how they could obtain the product.
Belta Probiotics is a high quality probiotic product, which improves the digestion of livestock and poultry, such as cows, buffaloes, chickens, sheep, and pigs, so that they absorb more protein, minerals, etc. Their weight increases noticeably more quickly than in animals not taking Belta Probiotics. They become healthier and their immune system is strengthened so that they are much less liable to fall ill. The animals do not have to take medicine during the period the farmer is using Belta Probiotics. The farmer could test this by keeping aside some animals that are not given medicine.
23. 100% Organic Farming Rice Field Test in Borkono, Kujama, Kaduna State, Nigeria Increases the Yield Several Times.
Manir Jada of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. carried out a 100% organic farming field test on rice for farmers in Borkono, Kujama, Kaduna State from June to October 2018. on one acre of land. The farmers produced 3.2 tonnes, which compares to their normal yield of between half a tonne and a tonne, if they were lucky. The soil, which was in poor condition before the test, was prepared with Bio-Plant mixed with organic matter, the seeds were soaked in Bio-Plant and water, and Pro-Plant was sprayed regularly on the rice plants. No chemical sprays were used.
24. 100% Organic Farming Rice Field Test in Danhono II, Unguwan Rimi Axis via River Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria Increases the Yield Several Times.
Manir Jada of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. carried out a 100% organic farming field test on rice for farmers in Danhono II, Unguwan Rimi Axis via river Kaduna, Kaduna State from June to October 2018. on one acre of land. The farmers produced 3.5 tonnes, which compares to their normal yield of between half a tonne and a tonne in a good year. The soil was prepared with Bio-Plant mixed with organic matter, the seeds were soaked in Bio-Plant and water, and Pro-Plant was sprayed regularly on the rice plants. No chemical sprays were used.
25. 100% Organic Tomato Farming Project in Katsina State. 1,000 Tomato Farmers are delighted by their 100% organic farming tomato crop results.
From June to September 2019 1,000 tomato farmers participated in the Private Outgrower Scheme, which was organized by Agro Alala Nigeria Plc. and supervised by Salad Greenhouse (Worldwide) Ltd. The project involved growing tomatoes 100% organically with the liquid bio-fertilisers, Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant, which are manufactured in Bangkok, Thailand by Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd., and it was designed to train farmers how to carry out organic farming so that they can eradicate the use of agro-chemicals.
There were some challenges during the project, such as a shortage of rain and poor soil preparation, which resulted in some minor pest problems, but neem oil was used to deal successfully with the pests.
At harvest time the farmers were very happy with the results. The tomatoes were much larger and sweeter, and their yields were beyond their expectations – generally around 50% higher. Their yields before the project were poor. The farmers said that the use of chemical inputs had ruined their soil and that their yields were barely enough to feed their family. Indeed, the soil used for the project was very pale and dusty to begin with, but by the end of the project the soil had started to change noticeably.