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Organic vs. Inorganic

1) "Organic" nutrients are minerals that are derived from plant or
animal material (cellular structure).

2) The slow release of organic fertilizers are of great value.

  1. A. They supply a constant supply of nutrients.
  2. B. They do not burn.
  3. C. They are not easily leached from the soil.
  4. D. They contain a low salt index.

3) Organic fertilizers feed the soil

  1. A. Encourage growth of soil bacteria.
  2. B. Encourage other soil organisms such as earthworms that aerate the soil.

4) By contrast the exclusive use of inorganic fertilizers can impoverish the soil.