Pearl Millet - Fertilization

Under traditional practices, inorganic fertilizers are not applied on pearl millet. Some farmers who own cattle apply manure by kraaling the animals. Since pearl millet responds well to improved fertility, use of fertilizer especially on poor soils is therefore recommended. Either compound "D" or "X" at 200 kg/ ha should be used for basal-dressing at the time of planting. Urea or ammonium nitrate at lOOkg/ha can be used for top-dressing when the seedlings start tillering. In light sandy soils, top-dressing into two split doses has been observed to give a better crop. The first dose can be given two weeks after crop emergence and the final dose at boot stage.

Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province