Benefits Of Fertilizers To The Soils
Aeration is the process of puncturing ,perforating ,creating small holes through the soils which enhances better penetration of oxygen, water and nutrients in the soil which improves plants growth.
Fertilizers are synthetic or natural materials added to the soil to increase yielding of plants and maybe added to the soil or the plant and it achieves this by providing nutrients to the soil or increasing aeration and water retention.
Fertilizers increase the ability of soils to produce maximum, give healthy and products quality and this can be achieved through aeration and good water retention and it’s done through adjustment of the soils composition.
Potassium nutrients will help in soils aeration improving better movement of water, phosphorus increases fruiting and flowering while nitrogen helps in leaf growth of the plants and these are the nutrients needed in large quantities.
Application of fertilizers is essential to all plants but differs due to some actors, they include the type of plants and soil too, Some plants like legumes do not need nitrogenous fertilizers as they can naturally fix their own from the atmosphere.
Aeration keeps circulation of oxygen and carbon dioxide steady making it better for the plants growth as accumulation of this carbon dioxide retards growth and if it exceeds, the crop may die.
The rate of microbial activity in the soil is determined by how well the soil is aerated as these microorganism require oxygen as they are still living things.
Poor aeration in the soil may lead to formation of toxic materials in the soil, this results to development of injurious substances such as ferrous oxide or carbon dioxide as these gases no way to get out; this might lead to abrupt dying of plant or affecting flowering of the crops.
Fertilizers assist to increase yields and promote healthy growth of plants; plants which have been well cultivated and given the correct type of fertilizers end up giving higher yields. In fact some nutrients like phosphorus in fertilizers aids in the faster formation of seeds and root development.
Fertilizers increase the ability of plants to hold water and thus becoming more resistant in cases of drought; those containing potassium nutrient are the best as they help in strengthening of stalk and straws of plants.
Fertilizers improve soils fertility and texture which boots crop growth and this is best done by natural ones like manure which eradicate soil problems as they are non-toxic
Fertilizers give farms a long-lasting ability to yield and produce well as one application might run for a longer period boosting yields even for more than one season. Manures are the best as they are natural.