Farmers use fertilizer to prime their soil for optimal plant growth. Important components of plant growth are lost when plants use them. Fertilizer restore these important elements. More »

Plants need a wide range of elements to grow; fertilizer provides them. Over time, soil loses many of these elements, and fertilizer ensures that soil can support plant growth. Fertilizer is especially useful in farming,... More »

Plants get their nutrients from the air, water and soil. Non-mineral nutrients, such as hydrogen, oxygen and carbon, are obtained from the air and water. There are 13 mineral nutrients important to plant growth that come... More »

Fertilizers can expedite plant growth and provide economic benefits to farmers and nurseries, but they can also introduce toxic substances into the environment. Fertilizers make plants and crops grow more quickly and app... More »

Artificial fertilizers are man-made chemical compounds that mimic the soil's natural minerals and elements to maximize plant growth. They usually contain different ratios of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magn... More »

Crop rotation is important to cotton farmers because it promotes nutritionally balanced soil and larger harvests. Cotton places great demands on soil because it depletes many of its nutrients, especially nitrogen. This q... More »

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To process wheat, farmers harvest the crop, cut the heads off the tops of the plants, thresh the wheat plants to separate the grains from the chaff, separate the grains from other plant fragments, and clean the grains. W... More »