Soluble fertilizer product

A fertilizer that might be constituted of water soluble soy protein plus one or more species of beneficial microbes that aid in plant soil and nourishment enhancement, where the beneficial microbes may be Bacteria or Archae microbes.

 

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BACKGROUND

 

 
Plant growth is influenced by a variety of environmental factors including available light, available water, and available nutrients in the soil. The six primary nutrients needed by plants are hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorous,and potassium. Plants obtain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from the available air and water that’s present in the environments where they’re growing. Plants also obtain essential nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium (sometimes referred to as”macronutrients”) from the soil that’s present in the environments where they’re growing. Unfortunately, these macronutrients are often not available in perfect amounts for maximum plant growth and crop production. This issue occurs both in areaswhere that the soil is obviously of a poor quality with low macronutrient and micronutrient content, and also in areas where the soil has been initially full of macronutrient and micronutrient content, however in which the natural amounts of these macronutrients andmicronutrients have been reduced and depleted by intensive farming, or at the residential surroundings, through repeated yearly gardening. Bad plant growth and low crop yields are often a result of poor soil quality and depletion of macronutrients andmicronutrients through agricultural activities.
 

 
It is well-known in environments where the land is either of poor quality or where macronutrients and micronutrient levels have been depleted because of gardening or agricultural activities, plant growth may be aided by the application ofnutrient fertilizers to the soil, wherein the nutrient fertilizers will comprise at least one of macronutrients nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous. These three macronutrients are fundamentally important to plant growth, and replicated application ofnutrient fertilizers to the soil where plants are grown will frequently make the land more fertile. A nutrient mulch (sometimes simply referred to as a”compost”) is a bodily makeup of matter that is added to soil or has been foliar fed to nascentor growing plants in order to supply nutrients that boost plant growth and optimize crop yields. While fertilizers almost always provide one or more macronutrients which are needed for plant growth, they may also supply other micronutrients andtrace minerals that aid in plant growth. Fertilizers can function as either a natural or artificial source.
 

 
Nutrient fertilizers almost universally provide one or more principal plant macronutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, all which when existing within a fertilizer can help enhance the naturally occurring amounts of thesemacronutrients found in the soil in which the crops are growing. Definitely the most important macronutrient associated with plant development is nitrogen. As a result, nutrient fertilizers are typically applied to the soil surrounding growing plants in order toprovide additional nitrogen to the soil for plant uptake, or in some instances they may be applied directly to the foliage of plants that are growing. Application of nutrient fertilizers containing extra nitrogen for plant use is frequently essential toachieving desired increased expansion of row crops or garden crops. Thus, fertilizers normally contain a nitrogen supply in one form or another. Besides nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium are very important in plant development, and thereforemany fertilizers also contain the macronutrients phosphorous and potassium in one form or another. Nutrient fertilizers may also provide secondary plant micronutrients like calcium, sulfur, and magnesium, together with trace minerals like boron,chlorine, manganese, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, molybdenum, and selenium, all which are also valuable in boosting crop development and in boosting the health of row crops in agriculture along with garden plants in the residential surroundings.
 

 
Traditional fertilizers comprised of varying combinations of inorganic salts of the various plant macronutrients and micronutrients are used in agriculture and in gardening for centuries. Such commercially-sold,traditional fertilizers are comprised of various synthetically created inorganic salts of the macronutrients and micronutrients which are created through chemical processing of raw materials. Traditional fertilizers comprised of inorganic acid arenormally produced with no more added to the inorganic acid found in the standard fertilizers that might aid in the breakdown/decomposition and assimilation of such inorganic salts by growing plants and inside the soil surrounding growingplants. Such traditional fertilizers are offered in both granular and liquid mixture forms, and they’re frequently applied to the ground in which the crops are growing at particular times before and throughout the growing season. Once applied to the soil whereplants are increasing, exposure of these inorganic salts inside the fertilizer to irrigation water or saltwater in the environments in which the growing plants are located will normally allow some of those inorganic salts to dissolve in the water, soak into thesoil, and become available for uptake by plant roots and root material, which ultimately aids plant growth and increases crop yields in commercial farming and in residential homes.
 

 
While conventional nutrient fertilizers containing inorganic salts of common plant macronutrients and micronutrients have proven to be highly beneficial with regard to attaining increased crop yield and plant growth in commercial agriculture andwith residential lawns and lawns, the repeated use of highly soluble fertilizers comprising an assortment of inorganic additives to row crops, gardens, or yards has also produced a number of well-recognized issues. For instance, the inorganic saltscontained in such traditional fertilizers tend to be infested by irrigation water or saltwater and are transported by water runoff or through tile drainage into adjoining or nearby creeks, streams or other waterways and are therefore eventually transportedto larger bodies of water such as oceans, ponds, lakes, and oceans. The consequent eutrophication of big bodies of water brought on by runoffs and drainage of dissolved inorganic salts from conventional commercial fertilizers, primarily the inorganicnitrogen and phosphorous salts, which results in unintentional overgrowth of phytoplankton and algal blooms in these bodies of water. It is well understood that these overgrowths of phytoplankton and algal blooms are principally because of the runoff anddrainage of traditional fertilizers since when large amounts of dissolved nitrogen and phosphorous salts in the traditional fertilizers have been made available to these single-celled organisms found in bodies of water, they are no longer limited intheir growth by relatively lower levels of nitrogen and phosphorous that are naturally found in the bodies of water in which they are growing. These overgrowths of phytoplankton and algal blooms frequently lead to the evolution of large hypoxic regions knownas”dead zones” in seas, lakes, and other large bodies of water around the world. Most aquatic animals cannot survive in these dead zones, which induces fish and other aquatic life to die, with a deleterious effect on the ecosystem and on humanactivities such as commercial fishing and the sport fishing businesses. These big hypoxic or anoxic dead zones primarily result from intense use of available dissolved oxygen during the following decay and decomposition of the overgrowths ofphytoplankton and algae in the water. Algal blooms can also cause significant odor and flavor problems in areas where municipal water supply is from a river or lake where significant algal blooms have grown because of increased dissolvedphosphorous and nitrogen levels due to fertilizer runoff. The influx of dissolved inorganic salts of nitrogen and phosphorous in these bodies of water can also increase growth of additional undesirable aquatic plants and various weeds, which in turn can leadto a rise in odor and taste issues and can also bring about oxygen-poor aquatic environments that kill or harm desirable aquatic animals and plants.
 

 
Although it’s recognized that nitrogen is the one most important macronutrient in virtually all types of pollutants, nitrogen in the form of soluble nitrates in traditional fertilizers is particularly potent and dangerous because these nitratesin the dirt are very easily dissolved and taken away by irrigation and rainwater. Additionally, phosphorous in the shape of soluble phosphates contained within several traditional fertilizers is also quite easily dissolved in rainwater and irrigation. Thedrainage and runoff of water containing dissolved nitrates and phosphates and the transport of those dissolved inorganic salts into large bodies of water contributes to the eutrophication problems discussed previously.
 

 
Another known problem with the usage of traditional fertilizers comprising various inorganic acid of the common plant macronutrients and micronutrients is such fertilizers are often associated with”fertilizer burn” that damages theplants in the region that’s been fertilized. Fertilizer burn occurs when the highly soluble inorganic salts of the standard fertilizers which were introduced into the soil through repeated fertilizer program start to accumulate in largeamounts in the soil near plant roots and root material. This causes the high amounts of those accumulated inorganic salts hygroscopically absorbing water in the soil and thereby extracting water from your roots and root materials of these plants thatthe fertilizers have been initially meant to benefit, which ultimately results in dehydration of these plants. Such dehydration of these plants may lead to death of these plants, or in the very least, very low crop yield. In a more extreme variation of thisproblem, long term usage of nutrient fertilizers comprising an assortment of inorganic salts can lead to significant mineralization of the soil where the inorganic salts are found in massive quantities in mineralized forms which aren’t readily available forplant uptake, which causes an overall reduction of soil fertility. Furthermore, traditional fertilizers containing only inorganic salts and other exceptionally processed components such as urea, ammonia, ammonium nitrate, phosphoric acid, ammoniumphosphate, and calcium phosphate are generally not used by organic farmers and organic gardeners, nevertheless organic food production and natural gardening are increasingly important in the international market and fertilization of these soils where those plants aregrown is also often needed.
 

 
To be able to steer clear of the recognized problems inherent in using traditional fertilizers comprised of highly chemically processed and extremely soluble inorganic compounds of nitrogen, phosphorous and other macronutrients and micronutrients, several ofnatural organic fertilizer alternatives are developed within the past couple of decades. Many of these organic fertilizers chiefly rely on animal proteins or plant proteins as the chief source for its nitrogen and other macronutrients andmicronutrients that are required for greater plant growth. Historically in premodern times, animal waste and animal manure was applied to the soil in agricultural settings in order to enrich the soil and help plant growth. Today there are a number oforganic fertilizers that are manufactured and marketed that contain animal waste or animal components as the primary source of nitrogen. For instance, organic fertilizers might contain manure from cows, pigs, chickens or other domesticated animals that serve asthe main or sole nitrogen source in the compost. Organic fertilizers that are chiefly comprised of agricultural or aquacultural byproducts often offer nitrogen in the form of the proteins found in substances like blood meal, feathermeal, bone meal, bone ash, fish meal or eggshells, and other comparable animal-based byproducts can also be understood. Furthermore, organic fertilizers comprised mainly of plant-based proteins and plant substances are produced. For instance, organicfertilizers containing alfalfa meal, flax seed meal, cottonseed meal, or soy meal can also be understood. The organic fertilizers normally offer nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, iron, calcium, and other macronutrients, micronutrients, and trace minerals forenhanced plant growth by virtue of natural biological decomposition in the soil after application.
 

 
Usage of natural organic fertilizers is advantageous for many reasons. To begin with, natural organic fertilizers are often by-products of additional agricultural industries, such as row crop agriculture, animal husbandry, or aquaculture. Additionally, naturalorganic fertilizers do not ordinarily leach into surrounding or nearby rivers and streams at nearly as high a speed as a consequence of rainwater and irrigation runoff. Such natural organic fertilizers also will not lead to over-mineralization of their soilbecause of the relatively low level of pure inorganic salt content. Additionally, fossil fuels aren’t intensively utilized for the specific generation of natural organic fertilizers, which also reduces the carbon emissions caused by the prep ofsuch fertilizers. Usage of these organic fertilizers also tends to decrease the amount of nitrates in the foods that have been grown and later consumed, which might have positive health benefits.
 

 
Use of natural organic fertilizers based upon animal or plant proteins can also be supported by the fact that the animal or plant based proteins which are their nitrogen source contain considerable amounts of nitrogen. In general, each kilogram ofprotein comprises approximately 160 grams of nitrogen. Organic fertilizers based on animal or plant proteins commonly contain between 4% and 12% nitrogen. They are also good sources of other essential macro and micronutrients like phosphorous,potassium, calcium, and iron. However, as noted above, such animal or plant proteins require a specific amount of natural biological decomposition to happen after application of these natural fertilizers into the soil in which the crops are being increased. Asa result, natural organic fertilizers used in plant agriculture and farming are characterized by low efficiency, and massive quantities must be applied to be able to significantly increase plant growth and crop yield. Another matter with this kind of naturalorganic fertilizers is that the animal or plant based proteins which are the nitrogen source frequently aren’t given in soluble form.
 

 
In a bid to solve the issues with the use of natural compounds that are organic, bioorganic fertilizers are developed which are comprised of natural organic fertilizer materials mixed with chosen livings microbes which were studied andempirically demonstrated to help decompose plant and animal proteins found in natural organic fertilizers in a way which produces the natural organic fertilizers more effective. The germs in those bioorganic fertilizers frequently will colonize the rhizosphereand will operate in a mutualist way to improve the supply and availability of macronutrients and water to the plants that are growing. The microbes contained inside bioorganic fertilizers are living organisms which typically assist growing plants by decomposingorganic materials and then supplying macronutrients and micronutrients got in that process to growing plants. The microbes may help in nitrogen fixation, solubilizing phosphorous, stimulating plant growth.
 

 
Bioorganic fertilizers are activated by the parasitic elements that they contain in the feeling that after use of the fertilizers into the soil, the microbes contained inside the fertilizer start to decompose and lessen the creature or plantproteins found in the fertilizer to useful components that are more easily absorbed and used by plants. Oftentimes, the germs of the bioorganic fertilizers also mutualistically or commensally promote absorption of nutrients by theplant root system and rhizome via a symbiotic relationship with the roots and origin substances. Such germs can also help improve soil fertility by fixing atmospheric nitrogen, breaking down minerals in the soil, and in decompacting andaerating the soil, all which leads to greater soil permeability for rain and irrigation water uptake by plant roots and finally enhances soil fertility.
 

 
One drawback of several bioorganic fertilizers is that they are not water soluble. While many or all inorganic fertilizers are highly water soluble, and even though there are a few organic fertilizers which are water soluble, there are few if anywater soluble bioorganic fertilizers which contain a water soluble plant protein as the nitrogen source and a parasitic component to assist in decomposition of the plant protein in the soil into usable macronutrients and micronutrients for enhancing andpromoting plant growth. As a result, there’s a demand for extra soluble bioorganic fertilizers which are based primarily on plant proteins and that contain microbe bundles to assist in nutrient uptake by crops. Furthermore, while currentbioorganic fertilizers may contain microbes which enhance soil fertility in the manner described above, they do not typically contain microbes which specifically help in soil remediation and enhance formerly contaminated soil by decomposing pesticides,herbicides, and other manmade substances that are present in the soil in a manner enhances soil fertility and that assists in plant growth. Many bioorganic fertilizers also do not generally include components that assist in the demineralization of previouslyover-mineralized soil.
 

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