We use fertilizer to fertilize the plants. Plants need extra nutrients so they can grow fast. Fertilizer is mostly used in agriculture; it helps crops grow better and thus the farmer’s yield is better.
On what we use fertilizer
Crops grown by farmers are mainly corn, potatoes, grass and vegetables. The crops used to feed livestock are fertilized with artificial fertilizer, but the crops used for consumption are fertilized even more with artificial fertilizer. Fertilizing with artificial fertilizer is easy to do because you can throw it over the crop with a machine, so you don’t have to put it in the soil between the plants.
What is in the fertilizer
The composition of plastic consists of different elements, main elements and trace elements. The soil needs many main elements for optimal growth, while the trace elements are only absorbed in small quantities. Nevertheless, both are important nutrients. Both types, main elements and trace elements, are necessary for the soil. In the absence of one particular element, a plant will exhibit deficiencies. The main elements of fertilizer are nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, sulfur and magnesium. The trace elements are the metals iron, zinc, copper, molybdenum, boron and manganese. Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) are the main elements of fertilizer. Nitrogen (N) is needed for the leaves, stem, etc. of the plant, phosphorus (P) provides strong roots and potassium (K) promotes resistance, firmness, flowering and fruiting of the plant. The substances are bound by lignosulfonates. On each fertilizer package are these letters with behind them the percentage of the fertilizer in question. Universal fertilizer has NPK 12-10-18 on the packaging. Universal fertilizer is not suitable for every plant, because one plant needs a certain nutrient more than the other. Nowadays there is a special kind of fertilizer available for every plant, adapted to the wishes of the plant.