Organic Fertilizers

alfalfa-meal

Organic fertilizers come from animals items, and animal poop (Manure),Human wastage, and vegetable wastage.

list of organic fertilizers

Here are the Top 10 organic fertilizers.

  1. ALFALFA MEAL:
  2. BAT GUANO:
  3. FISH EMULSION
  4. COW MANURE:
  5. CHICKEN MANURE (POULTRY):
  6. COMPOST:
  7. SOYBEAN MEAL:
  8. BLOOD MEAL:
  9. BONE MEAL:
  10. FISH MEAL:

Organic Fertilizers-Type Production and Environmental Impact(PDF Download)

1. ALFALFA MEAL

Alfalfa-meal
ALFALFA MEAL

 

2.5% N, 1% P, 1.5% K
Slow to moderate
Best known as a “fodder” for animals, meal is just ground up alfalfa that makes it compost faster in the soil. Best tilled in as an early spring additive, well before planting.

2. BAT GUANO

BAT GUANO

8% N, 6% P, 1% K
Moderate to immediate
The most common source of guano, bat guano is relatively fast in uptake and so is often used between crop rotations (mid-summer harvest / replant) or in late spring just before planting. Bird guano has higher nutrition numbers, but sea bird guano is only available in a few parts of the world.

3. FISH EMULSION

 FISH EMULSION
FISH EMULSION

9% N, 0% P, 0% K
Immediate
This is a great additive when nitrogen levels are low and leafy plants need a good boost. It is slightly acidic, so some plants may not tolerate it as well as others.

4. COW MANURE

COW MANURE

2.5% N, 1% P, 1.5% K
Moderate
Probably the most common organic fertilizer in use in the western world, cow manure is comparable to good compost in nutrient value and uptake. It may contain weed seeds, but is otherwise a gardener’s best friend. Avoid manure from dairies and other industries where the cattle receive a lot of salt.

5. CHICKEN MANURE

CHICKEN MANURE
CHICKEN MANURE

3.5% N, 1.5% P, 1.5% K
Fast
Similar to cow manure, poultry manure is often used in agriculture when organic growing needs a quick boost. Most often, poultry manure is added after harvest and before a second planting.

6.COMPOST

COMPOST

2% N, 1.5% P, 1.5% K
Moderate
Compost’s actual contents are highly variable and dependent on what was used to make them. Most good compost is a roughly even mix of the big three and can be somewhat alkaline to the soil. Often added before planting, in-between plantings, or at the end of the season. Rough compost can also be used as a beneficial mulch. Also, try worm composting and making compost tea.

7.SOYBEAN MEAL

SOYBEAN MEAL
SOYBEAN MEAL

 

3% N, 0.5% P, 2.5% K
Moderate
Uptake will depend heavily on conditions, but in general, soybean meal is a good additive for longer-lasting results during soil maintenance.

8. BLOOD MEAL

BLOOD MEAL

12% N, 1.5% P, 0.5% K
Fast
While acidic, blood meal is a very fast “booster” for nitrogen-hungry plants or plants suffering from deprivation. Is most often poured directly over their roots and then covered in mulch.

9.BONE MEAL

BONE MEAL

4% N, 20% P, 0% K
Moderate
This is most often used in soils requiring serious amendment to bring them up to par. Soils that routinely show high amounts of nitrogen or that produce nitrogen-burnt plants benefit from bone meal.

10. FISH MEAL

FISH MEAL

10% N, 5% P, 4% K
Fast
A fast uptake for a balanced boost of all nutrients is had with fish meal. There’s a reason Native Americans planted a fish at the base of their corn plants in popular legend.

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