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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The excessive use of artificial fertilizer and manure in industrial farming has caused accelerated algae growth, he said
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.
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.
26 July 2011 - No current Norwegian, European Union (EU) regulations or upcoming more stringent EU rules could have prevented Anders Breivik from buying enough artificial fertilizer to make killer bombs, according to a preliminary conclusion of the Norwegian directorate for civil protection and emergency planning DSB.
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.