Why do plants need fertilizing?

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As any living being, plants require nourishment for natural growth and development. The majority of us assume that what suffices is free access to minerals in the soil, to water and sunlight. Unfortunately, those elements are not enough.

Matter circulation in nature

Most minerals present in soil come from plants which have lived and died in the same location. Such biological recycling is genius from the natural viewpoint. And yet, the process is obviously interrupted if harvest is removed from the place where it grew. As a result, the soil becomes barren and acutely deficient in minerals. In order to hamper such results, crops are fertilized.

Use of fertilizers in Poland

At 86%, nitrogen fertilizers constitute the vast majority of such substances used by Polish farmers. On Polish farms, the average consumption of nitrogen in 2011/2012 season reached 72.7 kilograms of nitrogen per hectare of cultivated land. Consequently, efficient fertilizing and well-advised choice of ingredients provided for the plants is of crucial importance for the quality and quantity of crops.

Using high-quality fertilizers, such as those manufactured by Azoty Group “PUŁAWY”, increases the natural and economic efficiency of the process by 20%. What follows is that fertilizing helps reduce losses incurred by farmers and increases the efficiency of cultivated crops.

Key to profitable farming

Fertilized plants are healthier and sturdier. Thanks to chemical elements provided by fertilizers, plants gain access to nourishment which is lacking in the natural environment. Such elements include nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulfur. As a result, plants grow at a quicker pace, they are more resistant to rotting, attacks of insects, fungi and weed, at the same time plants preserve their natural nutritional value.

Manners of fertilization have evolved. Owing to modern technologies and wider access to specialized farming equipment, fertilizing has become not only easier, but also more effective.

In quest of efficient farming

Fertilizing is thus beneficial for the environment, as it maintains the fertility of the soil. Thanks to rational use of fertilizing products, farmers may gain higher efficiency, improve the structure of production and take care of the environment.