Fertile soil ensures plant survival
Fertile soil provides the life-supporting nutrients that the plant requires.
The most important plant nutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K).
My name is Hamza Omar Sheikh and I am a student completing my bachelor’s degree in agriculture at the Putra University in Malaysia. I have spent six months interning with the Somali Agriculture technical group (SATG) based in Mogadishu, Somalia. There are two main...read more
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