Chemical fertilizers create an imbalance of nutrients in the environment. They can also cause the soil's pH level to rise. More »

Fertilizers can be made from natural or man-made materials. Natural fertilizers consist of animal manure, bird excrement, composted materials or plant residue. Human-made fertilizers are derived from chemicals, combining... More »

Urea fertilizer is an affordable fertilizer that contains a ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Urea is produced naturally in animals and humans, but synthetic urea is made using anhydrous ammonia. More »

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