Tosheka Locally – Produced All Purpose Organic Fertilizer/Soil Enhancer/ Pesticide Made of Croton shells / Neem & Cotton Seed Cake & Molasses Provides advantages in the restoration & enhancement of soil’s structure Builds immunity, provides the nutritional needs for every growth stage N/ P/ K & Essential Nutriments Carbon / Nitrogen Ratio 10.14 Builds immunity, provides nutritional needs for every growth stage Tested & produced to the highest standards and consistent quality Ensure Fast Plant Growth and Root Protection Improves Soil Structure & Reduces Runoff Stimulate Microbial Activities Slow-Release Fertilizer Tosheka, has produced an All-Purpose Organic Fertilizer/Soil Enhancer/ Pesticide to respond to the demand and support food security. Tosheka has formulated 100% organic fertilizer which was guided by the KEBS standard and the research and testing of “Precise Science Testing” and has been certified by the Kenya Bureau of Standards. Our fertilizer improves the quality of the soil; harvest while providing plant protection. We are seeking to partner with your organization to introduce and distribute our organic fertilizer which will be of great benefit to the farmers and the Environment.

Why The Urgent Need for Fertilizers:

According to researchers, deterioration and chemical degradation of soils are severe across the world. It is expressed as soil compaction, poor tubes, surface crafting (ph), slow water seepage, low water draining, low nutrients, and low nutrient retaining, also decreasing crop productivity. The severe shortage of low-cost fertiliser has hit large-scale farmers hard, threatening Kenya’s food security and export volumes. Dr Timothy Njagi, the principal researcher at the Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy, Egerton University, says that the high cost and scarcity of the farm input, blamed on global uncertainties such as the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict, will result in a major decline in production. This is why increased use of organic soil fortifiers are required “There is no way we can continue farming without using fertilizers or soil fertility enhancers of any kind,” Kitungulu advises.

Benefits of the ingredients of our unique Organic Fertilizer: Benefits of Cotton Seed Meal as a Fertilizer:

For many gardeners, a cottonseed meal is a perfect fertilizer. It’s easy to use, doesn’t burn the plants even the sensitive flowering perennials or annuals, and its slow-release action and organic nature, mean that it will enrich the soil and benefit the plants for a long time. Cottonseed meal as a fertilizer for the garden is slow-release and acidic. Cottonseed meal varies in formulation slightly but is generally made up of 7% nitrogen, 3% P2O5, and 2% K2O. Cottonseed meal feeds nitrogen, potash, phosphorus, and other minor nutrients over a period a time period of 3-4 months, eliminating runoff and promoting vigorous growth of vegetables, landscape plants, and turf. In addition to remaining active in the soil for months, this organic material also improves the soil aeration, fights off the spread of pests while promoting the growth of good bugs and earthworms.

Neem Cake

Neem Cake as a fertilizer, soil enhancer and pesticide for crop growth & protection: It is rich in nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and Sulphur. It is also high in Azadirachtin, which gives it pesticide properties. It may be used as a natural pesticide, soil amendment, and Fertilizer. Neem cake is active in increasing growth, and leafage, resulting in rich blossoming, strengthening the roots, and improving the general appearance of fruits and vegetables. It permanently eradicates certain species of pests from the soil; it increases crop yield and fruit quality, as well as increasing disease and pest resistance, through the plant. Neem cake is totally biodegradable leaving no harmful residue in the environment. Does not harm beneficial insects. It accelerates root development, and overall plant growth and increases productivity and soil fertility, protecting the plant from nematodes and white ants. It prevents and treats ailment disorders of plants due to a lack or imbalance of nutrients and trace elements.

Cotton seed

Cotton seed Benefits as a Fertilizer:
Cotton nuts have relatively high nitrogen content compared to typical composts and manures. Crushed shell as nutrients works great for both backyard gardens and agricultural operations. They naturally release nutrients into the soil and help maintain a healthy pH and nutrient balance that can greatly benefit your plants. The shells strengthen the fertility and texture of the soil and add calcium drainage. This aids in the composting process by allowing air and moisture to flow through the soil.

Charcoal Benefits

Charcoal Benefits as a Fertilizers & Soil Amendment: Unlike, other organic fertilizers, charcoal is very stable, and it will not decompose to carbon dioxide. So, once applied, it will stay in the soil for hundreds to thousands of years. Charcoal has many tiny pores will allow air and water to diffuse into the soil. Due to its extremely high surface area, an nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus stick to the charcoal and provide an excellent home to soil-friendly bacteria and thus essentially turning charcoal into a slow-release fertilizer Charcoal is an excellent soil conditioner; thanks to its high potassium content and low cost, it’s a suitable replacement for lime in soil additive mixes. The absorption qualities of activated charcoal, coupled with its non-toxic nature, make it ideal for neutralizing the harmful effect of pesticides. Adding charcoal to the soil is an effective strategy to manage and reduce fungal infections in plants and kill these pesky insects without leaving behind any toxic residues! It neutralizes soil acidity and moisture retention and improves the growth, color, and taste of grains, beans, and vegetables.

Black Strap Molasses Benefits:

Blackstrap molasses is an excellent source of many different nutrients that plants use. These include carbon, iron, sulfur, potash, calcium, manganese, potassium, copper, and magnesium. What makes this an excellent natural fertilizer is that it feeds beneficial bacteria, which keep the soil and plants healthy. Using molasses as a fertilizer provides plants with a quick source of energy and encourages the growth of beneficial microorganisms and gives plants the necessary carbohydrates and trace minerals that they need to be healthy. There is an additional benefit to molasses. It helps battle pests that can damage your garden. The plants have increased vitality due to the molasses making them less susceptible to the pests.

Eri Silk Frass as a Fertilizer Supplement:

Silk Frass is solid excrement or waste that comes from the process of rearing insects. Frass is often considered a great fertilizer since the creatures that produce it are eating healthy plants and recycling nitrogen. Frass granules have a unique composition of organic materials combined with nutrients, minerals and trace elements. Insect frass is just a natural form of compost, and by putting frass in your soil, you are basically feeding your plants digested plants. It carries an abundance of bacteria, fungi, amoebae, and other microbes. It is a powerful promoter of compost formation. It is high in Phosphorous, 5.37 and contains 2.08 of Nitrogen and 1.87 of Potassium. Studies have shown its ability to deter pests such as aphids and so is a brilliant natural way to fend off unwanted pests! It also contains chitin which is a biopolymer known for eliciting an immune response and promoting growth of healthy soil microbes. Organic materials are combined in frass with nutrients, minerals and trace elements. Together, these elements ensure growth, flowering, seed formation, ensure ripening, a strong formation of roots, tubers and fruits. Finally, the high proportion of chitin ensures the growth of good micro-organisms and enzymes. This will trigger the plant to activate its natural defense mechanisms. As a result, the crop is less attractive to diseases and pests. The result is excellent yields and naturally healthy crops.