[quote]Till now i have used FYM, Natural Foilers and insecticides only( from ZBNF) After planting i came across ZBNF method. It enthused me to use only Natural Foilers and not nursery shared Fertigation literature.
I have also sown cowpea(for N fixing) in between rows but majority did not grown (Due to heavy rain and my bullocks) . I am planning to sow them again along with dry mulch of Gliricidia leaves and Rice Straw.
I’m curious of to how be your plants today with this fertilization method. This is the first time I hear about the ZBNF and FYM. What are the dosages’? I try to be organic but have found out that this Hybrid needs lots of fertilizer and foliar. (zinc, calcium, boro, magnesium and other micro elements). My plants need macro nutrients NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium). I want to be organic but it is so hard. I’m digging holes the 3 m square x 2m deep to place all my organic waste so that I can harvest some organic fertilizer in a year o 6 months from now (I have no clue as to how much I should use when I harvest this natural fertilizer) but meanwhile I am force to use synthetic fertilizer for macro and micro nutrients.
I’m curious as to how much cow dung and cowpee you use in per plant. How many kilos, grams or ml do you use per plant? How have been your results until now?
How do you manage mites, white fly, and fungi and viruses?
J. Miguel Guerrero
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