Best Fertilizer for Soybeans Farming - Veggie Grow

Best Fertilizer for Soybeans Farming

The best fertilizers for soyabeans farming in Nigeria are Diammonium Phosphate fertilizer (DAP) and Mono-Ammonium fertilizer (MAP). If these fertilizers are not readily available in your location, the best fertilizer to be used for soybeans farming can be the Single Super Phosphate fertilizer (SSP fertilizer).

The best fertilizers for soyabeans farming are fertilizers with a high content of phosphorus and potassium. Soybeans is a leguminous crop, it fixes its own nitrogen into the soil, hence, nitrogen fertilizers are not needed.

To enhance your yield in soybeans farming, fertilizers should be used. A soil analysis should be done before you apply any type of fertilizers on your soyabeans plants.

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The Best Fertilizers for Soyabeans Farming in Nigeria

The following are the best fertilizers for soyabeans farming in Nigeria:

Diammonium Phosphate Fertilizer (DAP)

Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) is a fertilizer with a high content of phosphorus and nitrogen. It is one of the best fertilizers for soybeans farming. It enhances the growth of soybeans plants roots which in turn makes the plants extract nutrients optimally from the soil.

The total nitrogen component of Diammonium Phosphate fertilizer is 18%. DAP fertilizer has 15.5% ammonical nitrogen, 2.5% total nitrogen as urea and 46% phosphorus.

Diammonium phosphate fertilizer can be top dressed or side dressed. It can also be applied through the drip irrigation system.

Single Super Phosphate Fertilizer

The single super phosphate fertilizer is one of the best fertilizers that can be used for the growing of soybeans. Single Super Phosphate fertilizer has phosphorus and calcium. The phosphorus in this fertilizer enhance the growth of the roots of the plants, this makes the soyabeans plants to extract nutrients optimally from the soil.

The phosphorus content in single super phosphate fertilizer is usually 7 – 9%. It has a calcium content of 18 – 21% and a sulfur content of 11 – 12%.

Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP)

Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP) is a high phosphorus fertilizer that can be used for the planting of soybeans. It is also one of the best fertilizers for soybeans farming.  MAP fertilizer supplies phosphorus and potassium to plants.

Mono – Ammonium Phosphate fertilizer has 48 – 61% phosphorus content and 10 – 12% nitrogen content.

NPK Fertilizers

NPK fertilizers are also some of the best fertilizers for soybeans farming in Nigeria. These fertilizers supply nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to crops.

NPK 15:15:15 has 15% nitrogen, 15% phosphorus and 15% potassium. NPK 15:15:15 can be used for soybeans farming. This fertilizer can be applied by side dressing, top dressing or through Fertigation.

NPK 20:10:10 has 20% nitrogen, 10% phosphorus and 10% potassium. This type of NPK fertilizer is usually used during the vegetative stage of the soyabeans plants. This fertilizer can be applied by side dressing, top dressing or through Fertigation.

NPK 12:12:17 fertilizer has 12% nitrogen, 12% phosphorus and 17% potassium. This fertilizer can be applied by side dressing, top dressing or through Fertigation.

Humate

Humates like humic acid, fluvic acid and potassium humate are some of the best fertilizers that can be used for soybeans farming. They can also be used to treat soybeans seeds.

Lime

Limestone, dolomite and gypsum are some of the types of lime that can be used to amend soils to be used for soybeans farming. Lime can enhance the pH of soil and improve the yield of soybeans plants.

Do you grow soybeans? If yes, kindly share with us in the comments’ section the best fertilizer you have used for soybeans farming.

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