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EFFECTS OF BUSH BURNING ON YOUR FARM SOIL FERTILITY

EFFECTS OF BUSH BURNING ON YOUR FARM SOIL FERTILITY
Kenfarm like to bring to fur the merits and demerits of burning your farm land. This we are sure will be I formative to our potential customer undergoing pre-planting process.
In as much as burning your farm after clearing seem to be the fastest way to clear off the weeds, it is imperative we understand that fire can diminish nutrient pool sizes, nevertheless nutrient availability often increases. Soil fertility can increase after low intensity fires since fire chemically converts nutrients bound in dead plant tissues and the soil surface to more available forms. The fire indirectly increases mineralization rates through its impacts.
Note that the concentration of potassium, calcium, and magnesium ions in the soil can increase or be unaffected by fires whereas nitrogen and sulphur often decrease.
Thus, if you have burn your farm land after clearing, we advise you perform soil analysis to ascertain the soil fertility.
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