Wholesale Organic Fertilizers
Wholesale organic fertilizers including seabird and bat guanos, sea kelp meal, soluble humic and fulvic acid powders, marine meals, vermicompost.
Organic fertilizers and their role and impact on plants and soil biology
The regular application of inputs of organic healthy soil nutrients through the use of wholesale organic fertilizers are essential for supplying the energy that drives the underground food web. Each source of organic matter favors a different mix of organisms.
Synthetic fertilizers are designed only to provide a plant with a water- soluble nutrient. These soluble nutrients are often only able to hold nutrients in the root zone for a short time. This type of fertilizer is subject to volatilization and leaching into ground and surface waters. Organic fertilizer relies on microbial produced weak acids and root exudates to break down minerals into forms that the plant can readily use. These same acids then act as the transfer agents for these minerals to inject them directly through cell walls of roots into the cellular circulatory systems of plants. The collection, transfer, and storage mechanisms are a major difference between synthetic fertilizers and organic fertilizers. High grade organic fertilizers offer a delivery system that offers sustainable functioning to the soil system, long term.
The goal of managing the soil biological community is to improve biological functions, including forming soil structure, cycling nutrients, controlling pests and disease, and detoxifying contaminants.
Through agriculture, the sun’s energy is converted into food, feed, and fiber. Most of the solar energy captured by plants is not directly harvested when crops are gathered; instead, it feeds the belowground food web. Feeding the underground microbial livestock is vital to productive farm and rangelands as well as forests.
Soil is a living system, where the energy cycle begins with sun’s energy being captured by the plant-based (aboveground) food web. Nutrient availability is governed by the detritus-based (belowground) food web. The water cycle is also influenced by the interaction of plants, soils, and soil organisms.
In a healthy soil, microorganisms regulate the flow and storage of nutrients. They decompose plant and animal residue, fix atmospheric nitrogen, transform nitrogen and other nutrients among various organic and inorganic forms, release plant available forms of nutrients, mobilize phosphorus, and form mycorrhizal associations for nutrient exchange. Applied wholesale organic fertilizers pass through soil microorganisms before being utilized by crops.
Soils rarely have sufficient primary and secondary nutrient for crops to reach their genetic potential. Applying fertilizer provides some of the nutrients needed by soil organisms and will favor those species that can best utilize the forms of nutrients found in fertilizers.
Organically fed crop plants have advantages over synthetically fed systems. Organic plant systems use symbiotic bacteria and fungi to increase their nutrient supply from surrounding soil through a host of functions. These include extensions of root systems, dissolving of soil held minerals, retention of moisture, and retention of nutritive mineral elements in a moist carbon environment located in the root zone. This carbon environment, composed mainly of water with a percentage of soil acids, is rich in nitrates, ammonia, as well as a complete spectrum of other primary, secondary, and trace nutrients.