Different Types of Eco-Friendly Fertilizers: An Overview

Goutam Hazra


In this paper author trying to give the attention on eco-friendly fertilizers rather than the commercially available inorganic fertilizers. Here different types of eco-friendly fertilizers, i.e., organic fertilizers and some types of slow or Controlled Release Fertilizers (CRF) including Glass Fertilizer were described with their nutrients release mechanism. The environmental hazardous effects, i.e., disadvantages of different common commercially available fertilizers and advantages of organic
fertilizer and controlled release fertilizers including Glass Fertilizer over common inorganic fertilizers properly explained here. There are numerous crops and plants which have different growing habits and nutrient requirements. The fertilizers help us in understanding the precise needs and requirements of the plants fulfilling which maximum production can be reached. The blended mixtures of measured quantities of the nutrients enable the plants to get potential nutrition and help them to hasten growth and yield more than their usual capacity. The fertilizers are highly soluble and do not take much time to get dissolved in the soil and reach the plant in no time. However, it happens only in the case of chemical fertilizers and organic fertilizers take time to be dissolved. Moreover, agricultural fertilizers are a combination of hazardous and beneficial fertilizers. Organic fertilizers are not as harmful as the inorganic ones however the former takes more time than the latter top reach the roots of the concerned plants. Excessive fertilization does encourage great yields however also invites air, water and soil pollution. Therefore, it is very necessary to use fertilizers in limited quantities and if possible then organic and inorganic should be used simultaneously to counterattack the miscellaneous soil hazards.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/se.v1n1p54


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