THE LIVING ORGANIC FERTILIZER

LITERATURE - COMPARISONS

Planters Living Organic
Fertilizer (Fortified)
  Inorganic Fertilizers

Frequent use will ensure that soil is always fertile with increased humus content, water & nutrient holding capacity

Frequent use will reduce humus content (organic matter) of the soil and cause the soil to be compacted and decrease its water & nutrient holding capacity

Minimal or no traces of chemical in the soil or produce, all chemically induced nutrients will be converted to readily assimilable forms through biological process and fully assimilated by plants

Traces of chemicals can be found in the soil or produce

pH value around fertilized areas is usually very acidic. Highly acidic soil prohibits a balanced nutrient assimilation as the availability of nutrients in the soil can be seriously affected by pH

Soil will contain a lot of beneficial microorganisms that will help in nutrient absorption and ensure good plant health to resist pests and diseases, reducing the need for pesticides

Prolonged use will cause the soil to become acidic, experience loss of biological activity (a condition brought about by the beneficial microbes)

Produce will be of higher quality fruits

Deteriorating soil condition will cause yield reduction and lower disease resistance Tendency to require higher dosage of fertilizer due to deteriorating soil quality

Nutrients available are in a more stable forms because of the transformations of nutrients by the microbes

Only a fraction of the nutrient from chemical fertilizer are made available and absorbed by plants, 50-90% can be loss through volatilization, leaching etc

Environmental friendly: converting wastes to resources; reduce usage of chemicals, reduce nutrient leaching which causes contamination of ground water, reduce energy consumption

Usage of chemical fertilizer in the long run will cause increased contamination of our soil and water sources

Certain nutrient elements require high usage of energy source in its manufacturing

Relatively economical compared with other fertilizers, yields long run benefits due to its ability to maintain soil health

Relatively more expensive and unstable pricing




A BRIEF COMPARISON BETWEEN

PLANTERS ORGANIC FERTILIZER
VS. COMPOST

Planters Living Organic
Fertilizer (Fortified)
  Inorganic Fertilizers

Higher nutrient content - a total NPK content of 7.5-8.0% based on 25% moisture content. Adjusted to 10% m.c. this is equivalent to about 15%

The total NPK is low normally below 4%. Contains only the elements naturally present in the substrate / raw material

Possess beneficial microbes which constantly work to mobilise and transform nutrients, which is made available (in assimilable form) to crops at all times

Nutrients may not exist in an assimilable forms which the plants can absorb. These nutrients will need to go through further breakdown by soil microbes before being fed to plants

Has a very high cation exchange capacity, CEC, as much as 300 meq / g of soil, hence the ability to hold nutrients, which are usually positively charged

The CEC is relatively lower affecting the availability of nutrients for the plants