Development of multipurpose fertilizer in Kazakhstan
Young Kazakh scientists developed a new multipurpose fertilizer. The product can be manufactured from the waste products of boiler houses and tire factories. According to the Master’s degree holder of Kokshetau State University Yedil Aishuk, the fertilizer can be used in various dosages in both grain production and vegetable cultivation. (For example), the scientist is currently testing the product on potatoes. The results showed that the yield doubled with the usage of the fertilizer. The product will be tested on other crops in the upcoming years. The developers will also study the product’s ecological safety.
YEDIL AISHUK, RESEARCHER, UALIKHANOV KOKSHETAU STATE UNIVERSITY:
-This project is viable. In the future, we will create a business plan and sign agreements with farms and agricultural organizations to integrate the product in the production processes. We also need to commercialize the development and establish a fertilizer factory to manufacture our raw materials.
ABILZHAN KHUSSAINOV, PROFESSOR, PROJECT’S RESEARCH LEADER:
- The land fertility is declining. There are not enough fertilizers and the regular fertilizers are very expensive and not every farm can purchase them. This fertilizer is much cheaper because it is waste-based and we have plenty of ash.