Why are fertilizers applied?

Answer To improve the ability of the soil to support the plants growing within.

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Who uses fertilizers?

Fertilizers are used by farmers, horticulturists and household gardeners. According to Nation Master in 2010, Ireland uses more fertilizers than any other country, followed by the Netherlands and E... Read More »

Do fertilizers have radiation in them?

Fertilizers do contain small amounts of radiation. The nitrogen additives in fertilizer do not produce it, although tiny doses sometimes get detected in phosphorous (phosphate rock) and potassium (... Read More »

Are NPK fertilizers synthetic?

Yes, NPK fertilizers tend to be synthetic. That doesn't mean that only non-organic fertilizers include nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. What it means is that the fertilizer concentrates on the m... Read More »

What are some disadvantages of using fertilizers?

Some let off harmful gases such as nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide, ammonia, nitrous oxides and more.