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Fertilizer  [ Agronomy - Horticulture  ]

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  Any organic or inorganic substance, either natural or synthetic, used to supply certain elements essential to the growth of plants  
A fertilizer is any any one of a large number of natural and synthetic materials, single or blended containing one or more recognized plant nutrient (s) which is used primarily for its plant nutrient content and which is designed for use or claimed to have value in promoting plant growth, Fertilizer may be either liquid, granular or as soluble powders and contain elements such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. They are either spread or worked into the soil to increase its fertility in order to improve the quality or quantity of plant growth, they are also be applied by foliar spraying
Natural fertilizer such as manure come from natural sources, such as animals or vegetable substances. They also hold moisture, reduce soil erosion, and improve soil structure. They work very slowly and offer long-term benefits.
Synthetic fertilizers are derived from petroleum and are highly soluble.

Also see: 
Major Element,
Trace Element.
Organic fertilizer
Inorganic fertilizer
Natural fertilizer





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