Mehef Farm turns to Belsap fertilizer

As weather patterns become more and more unpredictable, farmers are looking for alternative methods for growing crops, in a manner that maximizes use of water. Many are increasingly turning to Belsap, a type of fertilizer in the form of granules. Made up of potassium polymers and traces of iron, these granules absorb and retain moisture when exposed to water, which is gradually released during drier conditions. The product, which is sold by Bells Industries Ltd, can also be used with other fertilizers such as Diammonium Phosphate (DAP)

Mehef Farm in Timau started using the fertilizer in February last year, after Jean Njiru the national sales manager of Bells Industries Ltd introduced it to the farm. The six-year old 100-acre farm grows various horticultural crops mostly for export to the United Kingdom. Kimanthi Manene, the farm’s manager, says that they planted garden peas with Belsap. The results were phenomenal. The peas had a 97 per cent germination rate. “The plants now look healthier and promising compared with others despite planting during the dry season. We are now hoping to get high returns as we expect production to be high,” said Kimanthi.

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Comments(7)

  1. Timothy Wambua says

    Are there stockists of Belsap in machakos town?

  2. Peter says

    Where can I buy PICS storage bags in Machakos or Wote towns

  3. Onesmus Kakitya says

    Do you have advisers in kitui on the field.

  4. Onesmus Kakitya says

    Do you have advisers on the field in Kitui County.

  5. Shelmith Ndirangu says

    I have used belsap before in planting tree seedlings and the outcome is amazing . Very few trees dried even when the rains were too short. I had planted about 2000 seedling. Am excited
    My worry is that I cannot get it in the local shops
    Where do I get some In Nairobi and at how much per km. I need them urgently
    Shelmith

  6. PETER NJERU says

    I WOULD LIKE TO BUY SOME BELSAP FERTERIZER FOR MY FARM FOR TRIAL.
    WHERE CAN I FIND A RETAIL OUT LET IN NAIROBI?

  7. PETER NJERU says

    WHERE I BUY SOME BELSAP FERTERIZER

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