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Misapplication of fertilizer adversely affecting climate change – lecturer

Plant nutrition and soil fertility lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Dr. Kofi Attiah is ascribing the current undesirable climatic changes in the country to the misapplication of fertilizer by local farmers.

He said the misapplication of fertilizer by Ghanaian farmers and farmers on the African continent contributes negatively to the climate change currently being experienced across the continient.

The lecturer while speaking on the Kuapa Yo show with Edwin Larbi explained that farmers did not follow the right methodology when it comes to fertilizer application.

Fertilizers consists of substances and chemicals like methane, carbon dioxide, ammonia, and nitrogen, the emission of which has contributed to a great extent in the quantity of greenhouse gases present in the environment.

Source: Austin Ofori Addo/ritefmonline.org

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