Fertilization as a passive technique to increase agricultural production

Fertilization is an agricultural technique by itself and belongs in all cases to soil or edaphic science, since crops have in general the same needs for minerals.

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▶ On the other hand, the characteristics of soils that interact with their fertility are very variable from one type of soil to another, so that it is the soil and not the crop that determines the type of fertilization to be applied.

Fertilizers are nutritive elements that are supplied to plants to supplement the nutritional needs of the crop in situations where the soil cannot provide them in their totality for their growth and development, they are used by the plant to form new tissues, they help in the growth processes.

On the other hand, organic fertilization, according to the definition proposed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Program, organic fertilization is "a comprehensive agricultural production management system.

Organic fertilization promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, biological diversity, biological cycles, soil biological activity and maintains the biological balance between each of the interactions between organisms living in a given soil community.

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The health of agro-ecosystems is achieved by harmoniously applying agronomic, biological and mechanical methods, as opposed to the use of synthetic materials to perform any specific function within the system.

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