• Green for green: Organic fertilizers improve crop quality

    1 month ago - By Natural News

    Adding chemical fertilizers might boost the yield of your crop in the short term. But using organic fertilizers is not just limited to a long-term investment in the quality of your soil. Romanian researchers reported that using biologic means of improving the soil leads to healthier crops that fetch better prices. Most plants...
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  • Soils treated with organic fertilizer are healthier; produce stronger plants

    Soils treated with organic fertilizer are healthier; produce stronger plants

    1 month ago - By Natural News

    Come to any local gardening center and you may see rows and rows of plant- and animal-based fertilizers that boast of faster growth, beautiful blooms, or abundant produce from your plants. But which type of fertilizer can actually deliver these promises? A study published in the journal Biological Agriculture & Horticulture assessed the effect of plant- and animal-based...
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  • Organic fertilizer can be used to increase crop yield in plants grown in rotation

    Organic fertilizer can be used to increase crop yield in plants grown in rotation

    1 month ago - By Natural News

    A study published in the journal Biological Agriculture & Horticulture assessed soil nitrogen oxidation through field incubation, and analyzed the rate of nitrogen release by commercial fertilizers compared with farmyard manure compost. For the study, a three-year organic crop rotation was set up in a field with sandy loam, with a cover crop of rye and vetch for...
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