Over time, chemical fertilizers have a negative impact on your most important asset as a ranch or farm owner in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming — your land. This is due to a number of factors. Your land is indeed a living organism, able to renew itself over the long haul, except when you put chemicals into the equation. Prolonged used of chemical fertilizers have been proven to reduce the soil’s ability to rejuvenate itself.
Why? There are many reasons:
- Almost all chemical fertilizers contain acids, that over time, dissolve the “soil crumbs” that hold it together. When the soil become compromised, it creates a very compacted surface area that hinders rain and other irrigation efforts to get the water to enter the soil as well as it could. This affects the soil friability.
- Commercially-made chemical fertilizers adversely affect the ph balance in the soil, altering the micro-organisms that can live in the soil These microorganisms actually provide an immunity to disease.
- Chemical Fertilizer Leaches Away into ground water. Not only is this bad for the ground water, but it also affects the subsoil, creating a hardpan when they interact with clay.
- Chemical Fertilizers can Harm Earthworms, the great aerators of the soil. The use of chemical fertilizer eliminates, or greatly reduces earthworms.
So, what are the healthy solutions? Organic Fertilizer!
Organic fertilizer naturally introduces nutrients, nitrogen and calcium into the soil, resulting in a much stronger rebalancing of the ground. Sugar-based, instead of salt-based, organic fertilizers can contain a multitude of various combinations, and take their nutrients from trace minerals fond in natural occurances.
Organic fertilizers improve the condition of the solid, avert run-off, provides a slow-release of nutrients, helps to prevent plant disease, and restores the soil to its original condition.
B & B Irrigation sells a wide variety of organic fertilizers in easy to use liquid form. If you really want to improve your soil condition and get better yields, consider a switch to organic fertilizers. You’ll not only see the same if not better results from organic fertilizers, you’ll leave a lasting, healthy legacy for years to come.
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