SOIL

Understanding the ecological diversity of the soil begins the process of self determination.

There are  five components of the agricultural revolution..these include; Machinery, land under cultivation, fertilizers and pesticides, Irrigation and high-yielding varieties of plant crops.  

Types of Farming

  • Arable: Crops.
  • Pastoral: Animals.
  • Mixed: Crops and animals.
  • Subsistence: Grown just for the farmer and his family.
  • Commercial: Grown to sell on the open market.
  • Intensive: High labour input or capital usually small.
  • Extensive: Low labour input or high capital.
  • Sedentary: Permanently located in one place.

Research and innovation in agriculture connects farmers with farming research and technological advancement that informs and lead to sustainable development.

Working with leading agricultural researchers, businesses, landowners, and farmers we have develop knowledge based programmes that will make modern agriculture and farming more sustainable, resilient, and productive.

With our partners we are able to offer practical training and interactive participation at base level by assisting farmers to put these knowledge into practice and monitor the success output.

Through our alignment with the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and strong purchasing power we can assist farmers to practice sustainable farming methods including equitable procurement of equipment and upgrade, routine maintenance, spare parts and general overhaul.

African Soil..is arguably the most fertile and highly productive..Konstrox Global strives to bring its organic produce to the world market. 

There are unlimited by-products that can be derived from different produce that will benefit people across the world and we believe this need to be capitalised upon not only to benefit local farming communities but also the rest of the world.

AgriChemical

An agrichemical is any substance that’s use to help in the management of an agricultural ecosystem. Agrichemicals include fertilizers, liming and acidifying agents (which are designed to change the pH), soil conditioners, pesticides, and chemicals used in the raising of livestock such as antibiotics and hormones.

The use of agrichemicals is an increasingly prominent aspect of modern agriculture. As farms have become massive in size, the challenges in keeping the crop free of damage have increased. Hand-tilling weeds has become impractical, as one example. Thus, agrihemicals have become widely used.

The use of agro chemicals has been critically important in increasing the yield of agricultural crops. However, some uses of agri chemicals cause environmental and ecological damage, which detracts significantly from the benefits gained by the use of these materials. 

 Agri chemical— Any substance used in the management of an agricultural ecosystem, including fertilizers, pH-adjusting agents, soil conditioners, pesticides, and crop-growth regulators.

Fertilizer— An agri chemical that is added to soil to reduce or eliminate nutrient-caused constraints to crop productivity.

Non-target effects— Effects on organisms other than the intended pest target of a pesticide treatment. Pest —An organism that is considered to be undesirable.

pH— The concentration of hydrogen ion in units of moles per litre that is expressed in a logarithmic fashion. An acidic solution has a pH less than 7, while an alkaline solution has a pH greater than 7. A one-unit difference in pH is a ten-fold difference in the concentration of hydrogen ion.

Soil conditioners— Substances added to soil to improve its aeration and water-holding capacity, with great benefits in terms of crop growth. Various organic compounds can be used as soil conditioners, but compost is the best.

poisonings and deaths of organisms that are not agricultural pests.

In addition, there is a widespread, even global contamination of the environment with some types of persistent pesticides, especially with organo chlorines such as DDT, dieldrin, and aldrin. This contamination involves the widespread presence of pesticide residues in virtually all wildlife, well water, food, and even in humans. Residues of some of the chemicals used in animal husbandry are also believed by some people to be a problem, for example, when traces of antibiotics and bovine growth hormones occur in consumer products such as meat or milk.

The main components of both sustainable farming and conventional farming are exactly the same: soil management, crop management, water management, disease/pest management and waste management.

Sustainable agriculture can be defined in many ways, but ultimately it seeks to sustain farmers, resources and communities by promoting farming practices and methods that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities. Sustainable agriculture fits into and complements modern agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is a type of agriculture that focuses on producing long-term crops and livestock while having minimal effects on the environment. This type of agriculture tries to find a good balance between the need for food production and the preservation of the ecological system within the environment.