Organic fertilizer is usually made from plant or animal waste or powdered minerals. Examples include manure and compost, as well as bone and cottonseed meal. They are usually sold as “soil conditioners” rather than as fertilizer.
They improve the structure of the soil and increase its ability to hold water and nutrients. Because of the organic matter present in organic fertilizer, soil structure is improved and as a result the soil’s ability to hold onto water and nutrients increases. Over time, organic fertilizers will make your soil–and plants–healthy and strong.
Organic fertilizer is rich in organic matter, which helps microbes thrive. Organic fertilizer contains carbon as part of its chemical makeup; and it is the carbon, along with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium that feeds microbes and enables them to make nutrients available for plants in a naturally occurring biological process.
They are slow-release fertilizers, it’s very difficult to over fertilize (and harm) your plants. Organic fertilizer release nutrients slowly and usually contain many other trace elements that plants may need and which are not found in most chemical formulation.
There’s little to no risk of toxic buildups of chemicals and salts that can be deadly to plants.
Organic fertilizers are renewable, biodegradable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. It also increases species biodiversity.
Safe and easy to apply. There is no need for expensive protective clothing during applications.
In general organic fertilizer does wonders to both the soil and the plant thus farmers should embrace it.