All fertilizers supply plants with the nutrients they need to be in tip-top shape and for normal growth. Proper fertilizer use in agriculture can not only improve soil quality, promote healthy growth, increase crop yields, and improve the utilization rate of fertilizer.
Organic fertilizers are composed of natural ingredients from plants or animals. Examples include manure and plant parts such as leaves and peanut hulls. Compost, a blend of plant debris broken down by natural processes, is also considered a natural or organic fertilizer.
Inorganic fertilizers, on the other hand, are manufactured from minerals or synthetic chemicals. Both organic and inorganic fertilizers supplement the soil and feed plants with nutrients.
However, organic and inorganic fertilizers supply nutrients to soil in different ways. Organic fertilizers create a healthy environment for the soil over a long period of time, while inorganic fertilizers work much more quickly, but fail to create a sustainable environment. Choose the one that best fits your needs, or consider combining them to get the best of both options.