Advances in chemical fertilizers

Synthetic fertilizer advertisement from the beginning of the centurySynthetic fertilizer advertisement from the beginning of the century

Advances in chemical fertilizers

Beginning in 1913, synthetic fertilizers were commercially produced to dramatically improve crop yields and production. Innovations in the basic production of chemical fertilizers have been made ever since, including the 1930 marketing of granular fertilizers and the 1965 introduction of suspension fertilizers in the American market. In the 1970s, granulation was further refined to introduce fertilizers suitable for home use blending.

Granular synthetic fertilizer from the 30sGranular synthetic fertilizer from the 30s

The most recent innovations in commercial fertilizers include time-release encapsulation, the core point of which is that the agent of the synthetic fertilizer gets into the soil during a given period of time. Thus, it allows environmentally undesirable over fertilization to be avoided.

Mineral fertelizer

Granulal fertilizer

Soil conditioner concentrate – only 125 grams of active ingredient per hectar requiered

In-season crop monitoring

Did you know?

Along with minerals and nitrogen, the lime content of the soil is substantial to the growth of plants. Lime content can be easily checked at home: pour vinegar on a fistful of soil. If it starts to bubble, the lime content of the soil is high.