By Benjamin Mensah, GNA
10, GNA - Cocoa farmers in the Sefwi Wiawso area in the Western North Region are
increasingly accepting Concept Green agro organic fertilizer for rejuvenation
of weak and dying cocoa trees and other leafy plants and crops.
Farmers in the
area had hailed the fertilizer for also being effective for cereals, vegetable,
fruit plants, and tree plants.
The arrival off
the product, introduced by Nana Gabby Nketiah, a Ghanaian, is able to virtually
resurrect the distressed dying cocoa trees.
Ankamah, a Cocoa farmer at Appiakrom near Sefwi Wiawso, told the Ghana News
Agency (GNA) in an interview in Accra that the Concept Green agro fertilizer,
to his amazement, brought back to life a number of dying cocoa trees when he
applied in on them.
“The trees were
hit strongly by the canker- distressed, dying cocoa trees. As a result I
decided to cut down the affected trees. Per chance, Mr. Kesseie an agent of the
fertilizer distributor, who heard of my plight gave him a little quantity to
apply on the affected trees.
amazement the cocoa tress became rejuvenated and in fact, resurrected a few
months after applying the fertilizer to the dying cocoa trees.”
Mr Ankamah said
the dying trees did not only resurrect, but also blossomed and started
producing healthy pods.
that as a result, he was sending more of the fertilizer to apply on his
distressed dying cocoa trees in the Enchie area.
On her part,
Madam Dora Adjei, also a cocoa farmer at Punikrom, in a telephone interview
also spoke of the efficacy of the fertilizer and said after applying it, her
dying cocoa trees became rejuvenated and blossomed
Mr. Kwasi Biney of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), the fertilizer
is organic, and does not kill the Micro – organisms in the soil that help
plants to growth. Instead it revives them, thereby aiding vigorous growth of
plants on which the fertilizer had been applied.
Mr. Biney, who
had been associated with the Concept Green Agro Organic Fertilizer opined that
although other agro-chemicals are equally good, they are chemical in nature and
can kill micro –organisms in the soil that help plant growth.