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Organic fertilizers and their role in curbing the global shortage of food

Enhancing and maintaining the fertility of soil is essential to controlling the global shortage of food. This is why Ferm O Feed commits to producing organic fertilizers.
These fertilizers are derived from human excretes, animal matter or vegetable matter like compost and manure. Some fertilizers that are naturally occurring are animal wastes that are recovered from meat processing, manure, slurry, peat, and guano. Most of the fertilizers used in large-scale farming are derived from minerals, for example, the phosphate rock. Others like ammonia are produced industrially. Most of these fertilizers are readily available and inexpensive.
Peat is the primary organic fertilizer source. It is a raw coal. Peat’s nutritional value is insignificant but, it helps in improving the soil through aeration and water absorption hence the retention of moisture. The establishment of transplanted crops becomes faster and cultivation becomes easier.
Animal sources
They include wastes recovered after slaughtering animals, bone meals, blood meals, hoofs, hides, and horns. Feather meal and fish meals are also organic sources of fertilizer. A mixture of chicken manure and sawdust improves the condition of the soil for higher yields. This fertilizer has shown better results than the synthesized fertilizer. Manure contains nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous nutrients. These fertilizers are applied on prepared planting beds and for landscape mulching. Most animal fertilizers can be applied in almost all planting situations with no serious concerns on precise amounts.
Some of the fertilizers that are organic are derived from plants are compost, amino acids, humic acid, green manure (decomposing plants), algae and extracts of seaweed. Algae, for example, captures phosphorus and nitrogen runoff and prevents them from water contamination. It also increases the quality of water that is flowing into streams, rivers, and lakes. The dry algae are still rich in nutrients and farmers can apply them on corn and cucumber seedlings to speed-up growth. For best results, plant fertilizers are applied at the beginning of the growing season to replenish the lost nutrients.