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What You Need to Know About Organic Agricultural Fertilisers

You might be aware that Bioganix specialise in the processing of food and beverage waste for delivery into organic agricultural fertilisers. Comprising varying amounts of carbon, these fertilisers are known to support soil health and enhance crop resilience. Making up for soil deficiencies, they allow for crops to be grown in less-than-perfect environments. So, what are the main types of organic fertilisers and how can you use them to best-effect? Read on as we answer these questions and more besides.

What are organic agricultural fertilisers?

While synthetic fertilisers are typically made from non-renewable sources, organic fertilisers are entirely natural. Commonly made up of animal by-products (such as poultry and cattle manure) and agricultural residual products (including green waste), such fertilisers may also be the product of recycled bio-waste (with examples being compost and digestate from food waste). Bioganix offer the bio-waste variety, with food waste being decanted and processed at our plant in North Lincolnshire.

Other sources of organic fertiliser include:

  • Corn gluten meal
  • Earthworm castings
  • Compost
  • Guano (the excrement of seabirds and bats)
  • Fish meal
  • Seaweed

How and where are organic agricultural fertilisers used?

The types of organic-based fertilisers produced by Bioganix are suitable for a variety of agricultural uses. They can be applied to crops, including cereals, grasslands, potatoes and horticulture for the stimulation of growth. However, it’s vital that you check the Ph levels and soil acidity to ensure that damage won’t be caused by the application of such fertiliser. You might also have to apply a mixture of organic and synthetic fertilisers for the best results.

Where applied in suitable conditions, the organic fertilisers will improve garden soil microbes, supporting water retention and increasing the flow of air to the roots. In using such fertilisers, you will be contributing to the circular economy and ensuring the eco-friendliness of your farming system. While it might take a relatively long time for such fertilisers to take full effect, they do offer great bioavailability and are ideal for organic agricultural uses.

The benefits of organic fertilisers include:

  • Reduced chemical runoff
  • Soil health enhancement
  • Increased resilience to biotic and abiotic stress
  • Less exposure to harmful chemicals
  • Long-term soil fertility
  • Addition of carbon and reduction of Co2 emissions.
  • Often more cost-effective than synthetic fertilisers

Organic agricultural fertilisers should be applied in largely the same way as the synthetic alternatives. It is important that you follow the advice of your agronomist, taking care to limit the quantities that are applied at any one time. While some organic products can be mixed, you should take care due to the risks of burning plant roots and killing sensitive species.

Contact Bioganix

If you’d like any more information on how to make your farm thrive with organic fertiliser then you should get in touch with Bioganix. We’ll be happy to discuss the supply of entirely natural fertilisers based on your agricultural conditions and requirements. So go ahead and give us a call on 01652 637803 or email info@bioganix.co.uk.

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