Farming smart

Before you embark on seeking capital to invest in agriculture, spend time on researching your would be market, mapping out the potential, the boom and low times in price, the operating mechanisms and costs to accessing this markets and their sustainability. This is in entirety what will constitute your venture-a vital pillar to its realization.
Knowledge base

Greetings from green life crop protection Africa to you our esteemed customers, we value your partnership and undertake to always support and enhance your farming venture through supply of reputable inputs and knowledge. Your growth, our growth.

In realizing the above we today unpack for you HOW TO FARM SMART. Amid the growing climate change and turbulent markets, it’s vital for Farmers to equip themselves with apt information on securing their investments. But where doe all begin? Here is how to get it smart and smooth.

  1. Identify a market

Before you embark on seeking capital to invest in agriculture, spend time on researching your would be market, mapping out the potential, the boom  and low times in price, the operating mechanisms and costs to accessing this markets and their sustainability. This is in entirety what will constitute your venture-a vital pillar to its realization.

  1. Create a budget.

This item depicts the need to work without strain, and also to avoid tapping into other family allocations on finances during the farming cycle. However, it should be noted that a budget is not complete without the input of knowledge and skill from a seasoned agronomist. Green life prides itself as the only company with a support technical team in each farming neighborhood, we are a call away through bonyeza our digital platform.

 

Your costs will drastically decline when you have knowledge of the following just but to introduce:

  1. Land preparation – Use herbicides at various levels to clear your field of weeds, hand weeding is 6 times expensive per acre of land compared to herbicides use.(Catapult® 480 SL, Governor® 580 SE , Commander® 240 EC, Hotline® 450 SC, Forester® 150 EC, Bentagran Top® 240 EC among others will give you a hand)
  2. Nutrition – Use quality basal and foliar fertilizers, a healthy crop is vigorous and able to fend off diseases and evade critical pests stages (Goldchance® Multi Super K, Goldchance® range, Lavender® range, Optimizer®, Vitabor Gold®, Ferrari Gold® among the best our basket)
  3. Enlist broad spectrum novel fungicides and insecticides with multi site and performance capabilities to ensure minimum sprays at maximum protection.such products are rare combinations of several active ingredients in one bottle. They in plain terms eliminate and protect against several diseases/pests in a single spray – (Trinity Gold® 452 WP, Absolute® 375SC, Gearlock Turbo® 250WP fungicide examples, Lexus® 247 SC, Occasion Star® 200SC etc on insecticides.)

 

Insure your crop against risks and uncertainties.

All capital venture are prone to risks, insurance to your farming business does not only cushion on the loses for the failed crop but guarantees a second chance to re invest. Capital is complicated to raise and securing it is vital in keeping on the go.

Last updated on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 12:44 pm

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