“Is the chemical fertilizer harmful for the crops?”
You may be surprised that plants cannot assimilate organic substances. Indeed, plants grow with minerals such as nitrogen and potassium. Organic fertilizer cannot be nutritious until it is dissolved by the bacteria in the soil.
What’s more, there is no difference between nutritional value in organic fertilizer and minerals for plants. Useful bacteria and trace nutrients in organic fertilizer makes for delicious vegetables, but high-quality compost can provide it as well.
In general, the harmful effects of chemical fertilizer result in bloated crops caused by over-fertilization and environmental devastation caused by residual minerals. These are the adverse effects of commercialism and prioritizing appearance over nutrition.
In other words, even organic fertilizer can be harmful if it exceeds the appropriate limit. Of course, if crops aren’t provided with the necessary nutrients, regardless of the type of fertilizer, they will never grow.
As with all things, balance is what matters. Well-balanced soil consists of appropriate amounts of water, bacteria, and other nutrients. Using minerals in order to maintain nutrient balance is a safe alternative for healthy crops.
Farm Kazuto periodically tests the nutrient balance of our soil and maintains the balance of components to be environmental friendly.