How Does Fertilizer Affect Plant Growth?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 24, 2020 6:14:09 PM ET

Fertilizer affects plant growth by supplementing plant nutrients, which allows plants to grow faster and thicker. However, this applies only if the soil is deficient in nutrients. Fertilizer does not compensate for other growth-inhibiting factors such as lack of water, poor soil preparation and weeds.

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