BrazilFieldWe ate lunch at UFG agronomy school cafeteria today and followed that with a campus tour. We visited the coffee roasting facility, main campus to see the monkeys and the TV production studio.
We ended our day at "ibf" which is bioactive fertilizer production. The big question all day by students was what do they produce? Simply, an additive of bacteria and fungi. So what do you do with this additive you might be wondering. It is added to cattle manure, poultry litter or sugar cane processing by-products along with phosphate rock to breakdown the components of the mixture making it ready for field application. In Brazil the soil is lacking in phosphorus and calcium, this combination provides the lacking elements.
I think it is fair to say we all learned a lot about crop production in Brazil today.