artificial fertilizer


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artificial fertilizer

Mineral fertilizer usually containing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium compounds. Overuse can harm soil structure and pollute water supplies.
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According to a press statement made by the Ankara Chief Prosecutor's Office on Monday, police have conducted raids into five cells in Gaziantep province, during which they seized around two-and-a-half tons of artificial fertilizer, 10 suicide vests and a sewing machine believed to be used to make suicide vests.
At the same time, the greater farmers should conduct obligatory chemical analyses of the soil before deciding whether they need artificial fertilizer.
Practices such as using animal manure rather than artificial fertilizer, planting trees on farms to reduce soil erosion and sequester carbon, and growing food in cities all hold huge potential for reducing agriculture's environmental footprint.
Haber's name may never be detached from chemical warfare, but the food supply of half the world currently relies on the large-scale production of artificial fertilizer that he enabled.
Two to three weeks before grafting, plants should be watered properly and artificial fertilizer should be used according to the need.
The results also show that the rate of change has accelerated over the past 60 years, which is in agreement with the commercialization of artificial fertilizer production in the 1950s.
For more than a third of the world's people, more food means more artificial fertilizer.
For this reason, the artificial fertilizer people tell their customers to increase the organic matter content of their soil and to use lime, offsetting the deleterious effects of these acids.
Instead, with the serious damage to the soil, deficient food loaded with artificial fertilizer, pesticide and fungicide and artificial growth stimulants are the 'proper' food of the world, they claim.
I have just the answer to the twin problems of gas-guzzling maintenance machinery and artificial fertilizer.
Except for the handful of 'green' purists, we all benefit from the artificial fertilizer that frees agriculture from the limits set by nature.
The abundant supply of low-cost, artificial fertilizer changed agriculture; industrial scale farming became possible, driving down the cost of food and reducing the risks of famine.