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Presidential Fertilizer Initiative Programme has commenced. Eleven blending plants are in now in full operation in different locations across the country. The fertilizer will be sold to farmers at a price of N5,500 per 50KG bag only by State Governments, registered distributors and dealers registered with FEPSAN. Intrested distributors/dealers to participate in the scheme can register with any of the blending plants and at FEPSAN office at No 1. NIDB Building, Muhammadu Buhari way, Kaduna. Whistle blower Nos: 08175777724, 08175077773

Its Bayer LifeScience Center division, along with biotech firm Ginkgo Bioworks, is forming a startup to focus on developing biological solutions to reduce the use of nitrogen-based fertilizer, or make farmers' use more efficient, company officials said this week.
The still-unnamed business will focus on plant-based microbes, particularly finding ways for microorganisms to help plants and the soil assimilate nitrogen molecules from the air or other sources, Gingko Bioworks Chief Executive Jason Kelly said in an interview.
The effort is part of a broader push in agricultural research to harness the microorganisms in plants and soil and, among other things, use them to improve crop yields or allow plants to thrive on lower amounts of fertilizer.
Reducing the amount of nitrogen fertilizer needed to feed plants could ease environmental concerns over water contamination from nitrogen fertilizer run-off and related greenhouse gas emissions, company officials said.
The Bayer-Gingko startup plans to hire 50 people and have offices at Ginkgo's Boston facilities and in West Sacramento, California, home to Bayer's plant biologics test facilities.
Viking Global Investors could not be reached for comment.
Investor interest in the microbiome and the broader life science sector has boomed in recent years.
Gingko Bioworks developed a technology to make a variety of products ranging from perfumes and sweeteners to animal feed supplements - all thanks to microorganisms. Last summer, Gingko pulled in $100 million in Series C funding to obtain 600 million base pairs of manufactured DNA.
Michael Miille, a vice president at Bayer Crop Science's biologics group, said launching this venture as a startup was intended to keep it more nimble.
"Everything is designed for speed," said Miille, who will serve as interim CEO.
Bayer's latest investment is its fifth in the life science sector since December 2015, for a total of $650 million, company officials said.
Bayer is working to close its $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto Co - which also is ramping up its biologicals portfolio.
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/bayer-joins-in-100-mln-investment-bet-on-agbiotech-startup-20170914-00031

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Messages to Farmers

  • Apply fertilizer wisely to avoid wastageAttend trainings on fertilizer use and application
    Early purchase of fertilizer saves money
  • Obtain quality fertilizers from reputable suppliers especially FEPSAN members
  • Store unused fertilizer away from children, fire, rain and entry of foreign material.
  • Form groups/associations to benefit from group/association dynamics.
  • Allow your crops to fully mature to get quality and values
  • Report adulterated fertilizer to the appropriate authority

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Chicason Group          ||      Dangote
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