The expectation of poor fertilizer efficiency often results in excessive application rates.
Yet excessive application rates can contribute to poor fertilizer efficiency. The practice is wasteful while often causing environmental hazards. These include salt build up and leaching of nitrates into ground water. Excessive amounts of nitrogen leads to nitrogen toxicity and poor soil performance.
Are You Seeing Poor Results with Your Fertilizer?
Excessive nitrogen ends up being a circular problem. Over application of fertilizer also results in rapid loss of soil humus. Soil structure deteriorates. As a result this leads to poor plant health and as a result of that even more over application of fertilizer occurs.
Soil structure deteriorates and as a result the ability of the soil fails to function properly. Air flow is diminishes which leads to poor water flow through the soil. As a result standing water occurs. That leads to build up of harmful fungus. Poor plant health results which leads back to over application of fertilizer.
When we look at the whole system, a system of organic material, earthworms, insects, microbes, etc. we can take steps to bring balance back to the soil. Beneficial microbial activity is a good starting point and anything that will help improve this activity helps improve the soil.
Increasing microbial activity helps open the soil and creates a more inviting environment for earthworms root development, etc. Products HumicGreen offer, such as ClayMend, SoilMend, SandMend and more. They are designed to improve soil health, soil structure, improved aeration and improved water usage which starts to bring balance back to your soil. This leads to improved air flow, water usage and fertilizer efficiency and this all helps bring fertilizer application rates back to normal.