BELSAP is a water retaining fertilizer that helps farmers to cultivate crops without having to worry about the unpredictable rainfall patterns.
Farmers can do this by the using Belsap which has the ability to expand up to 400 times its original size after absorbing water, which is then stored until the crops needs it. This compound or polymer has been developed to release the stored moisture together with nutrients during the dry spell to the root of the plant.
The action of expanding and contracting as the BELSAP granules absorb and release water during rain periods or irrigation helps loosen the soil, which improves in aeration making oxygen available to the plant.
Farmers can save half of the water and labour by using Belsap.
Slow release fertilizers have been successfully introduced in Kenya for the technology to help small-scale farmers efficiently utilize dwindling water resources to grow their crops
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