A Philippine-made organic fertilizer and an organic pesticide are clicking in Nigeria. These are the Natures Bio Organic Fertilizer and the Bionim Organic Pesticide developed by Natures Bio Organic Inc. based in Cebu City.
Vic Cabral who developed the organic products in 2005 said that in the past couple of years, he has shipped to the Nigerian importer no less than 10,000 liters of the two products. The feed back is that the two products have performed very well in increasing yields of peanut and wheat, two major crops in that country. He revealed that the importer is coming to the Philippines in April to make a new bulk order of the two products.
Cabral said that Natures Bio Organic Fertilizer is a combination of beneficial microorganisms, tuna fish extract, seaweed extract, vermi tea and molasses. On the other hand, Bionim Organic Pesticide is a combination of beneficial microbes, seaweed extract, neem leaves, kakawate, chilli, onion and garlic.
The Bio Organic Fertilizer works well in practically all crops, even bonsai. Newly gathered bonsai materials respond well to the application of the product. The recommended dosage is 10 ml or one tablespoon per liter of water. Application is best done in the late afternoon. It is also useful for seed germination. Bigger seeds like those of corn and squash may be soaked in a solution of the organic fertilizer overnight before planting.
Cabral said that the two products could be combined and sprayed on crops together. Best time to spray is late in the afternoon.
The two products are being sold nationwide by Harbest Agribusiness and Pacifica Agrivet.