Mr. Livingstone’s farm is characterized by sandy loamy soil and for the past he has been experiencing loss in soil moisture and therefore resulting to low yields but after being trained on bio slurry management he can now appreciate the teachings since he immediately put it in to practice and grew maize in the month of April, 2013 using liquid bio slurry in his ¾ acre farm. As a result his crop managed to flourish very well, having healthy leaves and stem as well as large cob. The soil also in his farm currently save a lot of moisture and as this was evident in the occasional dry spells since his maize was not much affected by the dry season during crop growth. He managed to harvest 29bags from his current of 20bags per ¾ acre and saved 75kg of D.A.P of fertilizer.
Planting maize using bio slurry Healthy maize during early stages of growth
To ensure that bio slurry is effectively utilized the farmer also did fodder production of sorghum for his dairy cattle to ensure that milk production goes high and taking the advantage that sorghum is a drought tolerant crop and it can supply fodder during harsh weather conditions. From the lessons learnt, he has also done indigenous vegetable production of (Amaranths spp)since we encourage them to produce them as they contain a lot of nutrients, fetches good price in the market and enhances food security and safety and this drives towards achieving millennium development goal.