Chief Executive Officer of Annex A Enterprise and Agric Extension expert, Mr. Nelson Asiedu in an interview with Edwin Larbi on the Kuapa Yo has said, Agriculture is Science and not Law and that its demands a lot of observation.
He explained that, it’s important for farmers to take note of the changes they encounter on their field since their activities demand a lot of observation and experiment.
This when followed, “can help farmers plan their crop calendar and determine which crop will be suitable for a particular soil and the appropriate fertilizer to apply,” he said.
He also noted that once this observation is done, duration for application of fertilizers without necessarily seeking advice from extension officers will be partially secured.
Agriculture technology in most Ghanaian farming communities has been on the low. Besides; agrochemicals in the country are safe for use because of the method of application (manpower).
However, some advance countries uses drone or helicopters to spray or applied fertilizers when there is any invasion but such activity cannot be done in Ghana since there are no special areas reserved for only farming away from human settlements.
By: Joyce Bedeley/ritefmonline.org