This month's edition of 'The Agriculturist' features a thought-provoking piece by our Business Development Manager Hedda Rose Pitter, in which she discusses the topic 'Fertilizer - An Expense or an Investment'. Let us know what you think in the comments, and be sure to grab a copy of 'The Agriculturalist' at a farm store near … Continue reading Fertilizer – An Expense or an Investment
Located in Rocksprings, Hanover, Gasnell McKellar - under the watchful eyes, and guidance of Newport Fersan (Jamaica) Limited - has converted what used to be acres of sugar cane to an impressive pineapple cultivation!
Local production of Irish potatoes is on the rise. And with efforts like the National Irish Potato Program 2017- in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries (MICAF), Newport Fersan Jamaica Limited and H&L Agro - currently underway, we can only look forward to even greater developments in the industry. As with … Continue reading Cultivating Irish Potatoes with Fersan’s ‘Potato-Lizer’
For some, the idea of successfully maintaining a farm by oneself may seem daunting. It is in fact a mammoth task, but by no means is it impossible. Edney James, a papaya farmer based in Haughton Grove, Hanover is a testament to this. Unfortunately James' decision to do it all himself was heavily influenced by … Continue reading Fersan Farmer Edney James
For many who choose this lifestyle, farming is a journey in patience and at times evolution. For Roy Buchanan of Sunrise Farm in Glasgow, Westmoreland, this journey took him from cultivating sugar cane to growing hot peppers, papayas, pineapples, ginger, coconut, escallion and sorrel. When Buchanan, who has been a farmer for the last 40 years, decided to … Continue reading Fersan Farmer Roy Buchanan
When it comes to cultivation, getting the best out of your crop takes so much more than meets the eye. Luckily our team of Agronomists and Sales Consultants know exactly how to design a programme of precise nutrition that is right for you, no matter which crop you choose. It's all in the soil test, … Continue reading Fersan Farmer Jermaine Ferguson
No one understands the laws of the land quite like a farmer. That understanding is all the more enhanced when a farmer has experience in cultivating a variety of crops. This week, for #fersanfarmerfriday, we'll be featuring one such farmer; Westmoreland-based Andrew Gardner. Located in Fort Williams, Westmoreland, Gardner grows papayas, scotch bonnet peppers, coconuts, basil, sweet … Continue reading Fersan Farmer Andrew Gardner
If we were to conduct a global survey, millions would agree, a strong, fragrant cup of coffee is hands down, the best way to start the day! Getting the best out of those beans, however, takes a lot more effort than meets the eye, and no one understands this better than our experienced coffee farmers. … Continue reading Coffee Cultivation with Newport Fersan Fertilizers
Orchids are exotic, and easy to love. As such, they are some of the most commonly grown houseplants in Jamaica. But despite their popularity, they can be a little temperamental at times, and can be surprisingly tricky to care for. Figuring out when to water them, and where to place them to ensure good air … Continue reading Enhancing your Orchids with Fersan Solubles!
Thank God it's #fersanfarmerfriday! This week, we celebrate Fersan Farmer Pamelitta Dann, of the Yallahs Agro Park, in St Thomas, Jamaica. The recent recipient of praise from Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Karl Samuda, for growing the best onions he's seen across the island, Pamelitta says she has been farming all her life, … Continue reading Fersan Farmer Pamelitta Dann