Effects of Different Fertilizer Types on Plant Growth

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  • John Mwangi

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https://doi.org/10.47672/aja.1759
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Keywords:

Fertilizer Types, Plant, Growth

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of the study was to assess the effects of different fertilizer types on plant growth in Kenya.

Methodology: This study adopted a desk methodology. A desk study research design is commonly known as secondary data collection. This is basically collecting data from existing resources preferably because of its low cost advantage as compared to a field research. Our current study looked into already published studies and reports as the data was easily accessed through online journals and libraries.

Findings: Research on fertilizer effects in Kenya emphasizes the need for customized fertilizer applications tailored to specific crop needs and local soil conditions. Nutrient balance and sustainable soil management are crucial for optimizing plant growth. Environmentally friendly fertilizers and sustainable practices should be promoted to mitigate environmental impacts. Policymakers can use these findings to develop policies that support precision agriculture, resource-efficient farming, and region-specific fertilizer strategies for enhanced agricultural productivity and sustainability in Kenya.

Implications to Theory, Practice and Policy:  Liebig's law of the minimum, the law of diminishing returns and the law of minimum photosynthesis may be use to anchor future studies on assessing the effects of different fertilizer types on plant growth in Kenya. The practical implications of this research are substantial. Customized fertilizer applications, as recommended, empower farmers to optimize resource use, improve crop health, and enhance marketability. Policymakers can leverage the research findings in the development of policies that support sustainable agriculture, precision farming, and regional adaptation.

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2024-02-03