All About Organic Fertilizers

  • Non-toxic food: Usage of these fertilizers ensures that the food items produced are free of harmful chemicals. As a result, end-consumers who eat these organic products are less prone to diseases such as cancer heart attack, stroke and skin disorders, as compared to those who consume food items produced using chemical fertilizers.
  • On-farm production: Organic fertilizers, most of them, can be produced locally. Hence the cost of these fertilizers is much less than the cost of chemical fertilizers.
  • Soil structure: In addition to the on-farm production possibility of organic fertilizers, organic fertilizers help in maintaining the soil structure and increase its nutrient holding capacity. Hence a gardener who has practiced organic farming for many years will require very less quantities of fertilizers as his soil is already nutrient rich.
  • Fertility of soil: Organic fertilizers ensure that the garden remains fertile for hundreds of years. Land in ancient civilizations such asIndia and China are still fertile though agriculture has been practiced for thousands of years. The fertility is still maintained as organic fertilizers were used in the past. However, now with the increased usage of chemical fertilizers, land is rapidly becoming infertile forcing many farmers to further increase the chemical fertilizer inputs or leave farming.
  • Safe environment: Organic fertilizers are easily bio-degradable and hence do not cause environmental pollution. On the other hand, chemical fertilizers contaminate land and water which is a leading cause of diseases in human beings and the extinction of a number of plant, animal and insect species.
  • Employment: We all know that chemical fertilizers are made in large plants that are automated and have an annual capacity of millions of tons. Organic fertilizers, on the other hand, are prepared locally and on a smaller scale. As a result, production of organic fertilizers leads to employment, especially in the rural areas, where employment opportunities are bleak.
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