natural and synthetically produced inorganic and organic plant nutrient compounds. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium salts are the most heavily and extensively used, but micro-nutrients and trace elements are manufactured to correct deficiencies in essential nutrients for plants for the elements calcium, magnesium, sulphur, zinc, iron, copper, manganese, molybdenum, - and also for cobalt in animals. Organic fertilisers are derived from plant and animal residues but plants acquire them as simple salts after decomposition and breakdown in the soil.
Substance which provides plant nutrients when added to soil
A substance added to soil to make it more fertile.
A substance added to the soil to increase its productivity.
any substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile
a substance added to soil to replace the nutrients used up by plants as they grow
added to the soil to provide the minerals plants need to grow
Substance used to increase the fertility of soil. Fertilisers can be natural or artificial.
a chemical that provides the necessary nutrients for plants to grow.
Substance that adds inorganic or organic plant nutrients to soil and improves its ability to grow crops, trees, or other vegetation.
An organic or inorganic material of natural or synthetic origin that is added to soil to supply elements essential to the growth of plants.
Any organic or mineral material that is added to soil to supply essential nutrients.
This provides one or more essential plant nutrients to aid growth and health and can be applied to the turf surface or rootzone. The main fertiliser nutrients applied to turf are Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium, followed by Iron and occasionally Magnesium.
Man-made product containing nutrients for plant growth
Substance added to improve growth on poor soil. Forest fertilisers used in Britain are either ground-up rock high in phosphate and potash or urea prills high in nitrogen.