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Fertilizer

A fertilizer is a type of synthetic or natural material which is often used in agricultural sector and applied on the soils or the tissues of a plant to provide a supply for its necessary nutrients essential for the growth of the plant. There are varied types of fertilizers available. That divergence causes them to have different functions and purposes. For some types of fertilizers, they are used to provide extra nutrients to the plants and the other types have a purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the soil through modifying the water retention and aeration.

The classification of fertilizers is done in accordance of how they provide nutrients for the plants. They can be classified as straight fertilizers and multinutrient fertilizers in regards to their nutrients contained. Fertilizers also can be classified as inorganic and organic. Inorganic fertilizers take out materials containing carbon except ureas, while the organic ones use plants or animal waste as the materials.