Some of the Advantages and Disadvantages of Organic Fertilizers are discussed below. Check out information on advantages and disadvantages to know more about organic fertilizers.
Advantages of Organic Fertilizers are:
- Organic fertilizers are bio-degradable and do now cause any type of pollution.
- Organic fertilizers helps to maintain soil structure, increases soil's nutrient holding capacity and improves fertility of the soil.
- The cost of production of organic fertilizers is very less as it can be prepared locally and easily.
- Organic fertilizers is easy to prepare in garden or a farm.
- Organic fertilizers reduces erosion and the food produced are non toxic.
- Slow release of organic fertilizers makes them available for longer time.
- Organic fertliizers are source of many essential elements.
- Organic fertilizers do not easily leached from the soil hence slow release of nutrients.
- Recycle food production waste.
Disadvantages of Organic Fertilizers are:
- Slow release of organic fertilizer may not supply plant's immediate needs.
- The concentration of organic fertilizer sometimes may be too low to supply plant's needs.
- Organic fertilizers can be more expensive to purchase than the synthetic fertilizer.
- The nutrient level may vary the type of material used.
- In order to provide proper nutrients, large amout of organic fertilizers are required.
- High demand and low supply of organic fertilizer
- The method of organic fertilizers is simple but messy and inconvient
- Possible nitrogen depletion is one of the drawback of organic fertilizer.