Pros and Cons of Using Agricultural Fertilizers

Pros and Cons of Using Agricultural Fertilizers

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Chris
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Chris

Interesting article. I think half the Western World are unaware that most of the fruit & vegetables they buy from supermarkets is grown by injecting liquid chemical fertilizers into the watering systems.

Sahar Webb
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Sahar Webb

Soils naturally contain many nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous, calcium, and potassium. These nutrients allow plants to grow. When soil nutrients are missing or in short supply, plants suffer from nutrient deficiency and stop growing. When the nutrient level is too low, the plant cannot function properly and produce the food necessary to feed the worlds’ population. Fertilizer is one of the most important management practices used to determine turf grass quality. Fertilizer will affect the general health of the plant. The healthier the plant is, the better the turf grass stand can compete and tolerate competing pests, like weeds, disease… Read more »

Xander King
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Xander King

This article does a good job summarizing the pros and cons of the usage of synthetic fertilizer. But I’m curious why permaculture offers the better solution and and does permaculture affect the local ecology of farmlands like synthetic fertilizers do and how does permaculture play a role in some problems caused by fertilizer use such as eutrophication?”

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