An indigenous company based in Kebbi State has produced organic neem fertiliser for optimum crop production. They are produced from the neem tree.
The product was showcased at the just concluded National Agricultural show in Nasarawa State.
The company also produces neem seed cake for animal feed, neem seeds, neem oil and biopesticides for prevention and control of insect pests.
Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Musa Karaye, confirmed that the fertiliser boosts crop yield and that the nutrients stayed in the soil for a longer period.
A breakdown of the soil analysis of the organic fertiliser confirmed that it contains nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, manganese and copper, including organic carbon and organic matter.
In addition, he said the company has been registered under the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) programme of the Federal Government and supplies interested farmers with the new products.