The Fertilization process involves incorporating into a given plant-growing medium the mineral elements needed for plants to grow.

There are two types of fertilizer: Manure and Soil Amendments.
Organic Amendments nourish the soil, Organic Manure nourishes the soil and fosters the development of microbial flora and Organic-Mineral fertilizer nourishes the soil and Micro-Organisms and adds the mineral elements required for plant growth.

To grow up plants use water, light, carbon, oxygen and mineral elements:
• Air gives carbon (CO2) and oxygen that are stabilized with the photosynthesis.
• Soil gives mineral elements and water. The main mineral elements are : NITROGEN, PHOSPHORUS, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM, CALCIUM and SULPHUR.
• Minor elements called “TRACE ELEMENTS” are also required : IRON, MANGANESE, ZINC, COPPER, BORON, MOLYBDENUM.

During its development the needs of a plant progress. When it’s a vital need, the plant remove from the soil the mineral elements. So they need to be enough available. If not, the plant growth will be limited and the final output will be weak.

Fertilization Process - UNIFA

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