Introduction of the Organic fertilizer and Compost
What is organic fertilizer?
Organic fertilizer is one of that composted of organic materials, such as manure, blood meal, compost. Each of these contains complex organic molecules like protein, carbohydrates, fat, DNA etc, which are very important for the growth of crops. It is suggested that more and more farmers all over the world prefer organic fertilizers to chemical fertilizers, because they begin aware of the hazards of long-term chemical use. The type of fertilizer you use has a large impact on the quality of your product. With the cheap and convenient organic fertilizer become popular, many companies have produced organic fertilizer granules instead of the traditional compost.
What is compost?
Composting is a natural process of recycling organic materials such as leaves and vegetable scraps into a compost pile. Through a long time, it can be used as a kind of fertilizer to rich soil amendment. Agricultural scientists all over the world agree that compost is an excellent source of organic matter for garden plants. It is popular for providing air, water, organic matter, and microorganisms to plants, thus enhancing their growth. So, today, many farmers begin to make compost in their own house. One is to recycle life rubbish and sewage sludge, and the other is to save money and time. There are so many farmers today love to make compost
Difference between Organic Fertilizer Granules and Compost
In the simplest terms, fertilizers feed plants. Compost feeds the soil. While this may not sound like it makes a very big difference, it really can make a big impact on the future of your garden and its soil, and there is actually a difference.
Organic fertilizer and compost are the sewage sludge recycled product of municipal sewage treatment plants. But, the organic fertilizer has higher concentrations of nutrients than composted sludge, and is usually sold in a dry, granular form for use as a general purpose. The majority of organic fertilizers
and compost can be prepared locally or on the farm itself. Just making a compost pile, and then throw all the life rubbish or plants parts or other materials into it, through a long time composting or consistent turning of compost turner machine, finally it can be applied in garden or fields. The compost is used as a soil amendment and has a lower nutrient content. However, the organic fertilizer granular has been made in factory and then made granular through fertilizer granulators. But the way of composting is similar.
Fertilizer Granules Compared with Compost
Organic fertilizer is better for plants to absorb.
◇ Organic fertilizers granules are carbon-based compounds. Compared with compost fertilizer, they can increase the productivity and growth of plants in a short time. The main function of organic fertilizer granules are:increasing organic content of the soil; improving physical structure of the soil; and increasing bacterial and fungal activity.
◇ Organic fertilizer granules occupy smaller space than compost. Because of its granule form, it can be handled and transported easily. With the bio fertilizer manufacturing technology developing, time spending on making fertilizer granules shortens.
◇ Different types of fertilizers, such as chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizers, and natural fertilizers are available on the market. In today, organic fertilizer made into granules helps the plants and crops to absorb more quickly in dry season. At the same time, this form of fertilizer is easy to apply into the soil, also because of it’s steady chemical stability, it is safe to transport and storage and handle.
As for compost, it maintains a healthy atmosphere for the soil and hence keeps insects, plant diseases, and weeds away. However, because compost is directly used to change the condition of the soil, there is a long period for it to be completely assimilating, especially in dry season. Also, during the process of making compost, some heavy metals, for example cadmium, are sometimes present in the sludge can not be dissolved. If applying them in soil, with time increasing, the condition of the soil will be badly changed, and the plants and crops in this pile will absolutely not organic.