Universal Green Commodities is supplier of raw materials from animal, plant and vegetable byproducts into the emerging organic fertilizer industry. These materials include the products of the slaughter of land animals and processing of marine life as typical precursors. Blood meal, bone meal, hides, hoofs, horns, fish meal, fish powder, kelp, cottonseed meal, soybean meal and feather meal are other sources. Chicken litter, which consists of chicken manure mixed with sawdust, is an organic fertilizer that has been shown to better condition soil for harvest than synthesized fertilizer.
Soil is a Living Ecosystem….
The primary components of soil are minerals (inorganic materials), organic materials, water, and air. The organic matter improves the soil’s capacity to hold water and nutrients, releasing them as needed by plants. It feeds the microorganisms, which in turn makes nutrients available to plants, as well as improves the soil structure. Water makes it possible for the plants to absorb those nutrients. But that’s only the start. A healthy soil ecosystem is teeming with beneficial bacteria, fungi, and countless microorganisms, as well as the critters we can see, like earthworms and insects.
Why use organic fertilizers?
Fertilizers derived from organic sources feed the soil, which allows the nutrients to be released slowly, at a rate consistent with what plants need, when they need it. Plants receive a well-balanced diet, including a broad range of vital, naturally occurring trace minerals and micronutrients. Nutrients released slowly stimulate consistent growth and root development and don’t need to be applied as often. Since they are the ultimate slow-release fertilizers, it’s very difficult to over fertilize (and harm) your plants.
In addition to releasing nutrients, as organic fertilizers break down, they improve the structure of the soil and increase its ability to hold water and nutrients. Over time, organic fertilizers will make your soil–and plants–healthy and strong. In addition, there is little to no risk of toxic buildups of chemicals and salts that can be deadly to plants.
Soils with lots of organic material remain loose and airy, hold more moisture and nutrients fostering root growth and healthy plant development. Organic Fertilizer is appropriate in all growing settings, including soil-less greenhouse environments and can be used in applications where livestock and pets may roam.
Stimulating plant metabolism, increasing enzyme activity and acting as a catalyst in plant respiration, Organic Fertilizer increases cell division and cell elongation. It also acts as a natural detoxifier for many common pollutants.
Organic fertilizers are renewable, biodegradable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. In case you haven’t noticed, renewable and repurposing is heavily trending and will be the mainstay for the future. Sustainability eco friendly practices in all aspects of agricultural are the key to survival for Mother Earth!