Every plant needs its own fertilizer to thrive. In the big fertilizer market, you don’t know what to use. There are many fertilizers, and each has its own advantages for the soil and plants in this soil.
For Example, some plants need fertilizers that contain nitrogen, because it is a natural substance that makes up a large part of the air we breathe.
What are Fertilizers?
Fertilizer is defined as a chemical substance that contains essential nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus to fertilize the soil. Examples of common fertilizers used by farmers are urea, potassium and ammonium sulfate.
Fertilizers are chemical products, produced organically in large-scale industries, because they are substitutes for agricultural inputs.
Fertilizers consist of various types and are classified mainly based on composition and the type of chemicals used in them.
Interesting Facts about Fertilizers
- Fertilizers improve and increase the productivity of many crops such as wheat, maize, rice and other cereals and pulses.
- The manure does not provide any humus to the soil but improves the soil.
- Organic fertilizers are responsible for improving plant productivity and healthy crops. It also tends to destroy pathogens and diseased tissues. Acetobacter and Rhizobium are two commonly used fertilizers.
- Organic fertilizers are environmentally friendly, they provide the soil with essential nutrients and microorganisms needed for plant growth and help maintain soil fertility.
- Fertilizers can be easily absorbed by plants because they are water soluble, helping to provide essential nutrients to plants and boost crop yields.
- Fertilizers are predictable and reliable, increasing crop yields while providing enough food to feed large populations.
- Organic compost mainly consists of plant residues, organisms and several different types of microorganisms that act as good sources of nutrients needed for the benefit of plants.
- Organic fertilizers help by producing growth regulators such as biotin, cytokines, auxin and other biomolecules that are essential for plant growth and development.