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Benefits of Organic Fertilizers

Different types of fertilizers, such as chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizers, and natural fertilizers are available on the market. The type of fertilizer you use has a large impact on the quality of your product. Farmers all over the world use chemical fertilizers, but many are now shifting to organic fertilizers …

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Question: I’ve heard that fertilizers can have negative effects. Why do farmers use fertilizers? Answer: All the nutrients in our food originally come from the soil. In order to create healthy crops full of nutrients, farmers need to work with healthy soil. Soils naturally contain many nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous, …

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General Properties of Humus

Property Remarks Effect on soil Colour The typical dark colour of many soils is caused by organic matter. May facilitate warming Water retention Organic matter can hold water up to 20 times its weight. Helps prevent drying and shrinking improves moisture retention in sandy soils. Combination with clay minerals Joins …

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what is Chelating agent?

Those compounds which form a soluble complex with cations especially with metals such as Zinc, Iron, Calcium e.t.c. are called chelating agents or chelator. Chelator also present in soil derived from phenolic compounds present in decaying ligning from wood (Humus). But its quantity is insufficient for soil fertilization. Most common …

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The increasing number in population means higher demand for food. Threats in agricultural production such as pests, loss of soil fertility and lack of nutrients may result in low percentage of plants to harvest. If these problems are not addressed, there would not be enough crops which compose a big …

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Fertilizers Made from Wastes

Industrial waste materials are often used in fertilizers as a source of zinc and other micronutrient metals. Current information indicates that only a relatively small percentage of fertilizers is manufactured using industrial wastes as ingredients, and that hazardous wastes are used as ingredients in only a small portion of waste-derived …

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