After a relatively short period, which is measured on a decade, intensive use of mineral fertilizers increased crop yields in the short term, the problem is that when applied without the use of organic fertilizers cause structural damage to soil and soil fertility is declining.
The document, which was adopted at the G8 summit in Italy, entitled “Initiatives in the area of food safety” closes and proposes:
- The number of hungry people in the world today is more than one billion.
- Priority should be sustainable forms of agricultural production, reduce its negative impacts on climate change, sustainable management and use of land without compromising decreasing its fertility.
Recommendations of the world’s top experts are:
- use of agro–ecological methods for increasing agricultural productivity,
- avoidance of the previous methods, which rely on agro–chemicals.
Big farms are major environmental contaminants:
- It is assumed that produce approx. 20% of the total carbon dioxide emissions on the planet;
- Nitrogen oxides emitted from mineral fertilizers, are many times more destructive;
- Water pollution, nitrogen and pesticides;
- It leads to over-exploitation of land by the use of mineral fertilizers without organic fertilizers – which leads to soil erosion.
Phosphorus as a scarce commodity
Scientists Converted global consumption of phosphorus, a substantial part of modern fertilizers, warn that the market may result in immediate action to its scarcity and that its excessive consumption is becoming a major cause of pollution in lakes and rivers. At the University of Wisconsin–Madison and McGill University in the US and Canada found that the use of phosphorus in particular in developed countries makes extensive eutrophication of surface drinking water. Global reserves of phosphorus are also concentrated in a small number of countries and is still shrinking, which could cause a global shortage in the next 20 years.
Phosphorus in the soil accumulates in deeper layers because it failed to process plant roots in such amount as it is in organic fertilizer. Plants can only use approx. 1%.
Estimated reserves of phosphate was exhausted by 2040 and due to the lack of phosphorus average wheat yield of 9 tons per hectare falls to 4 tons – from 2040 to the next. Organic wheat production without the addition of artificial fertilizers, ie. mineral phosphate fertilizers, can provide yield 6 tons per hectare. The only possible response to the use of mineral fertilizers is to control their use while a return to traditional organic farming.
Ecological alternative B–FERT
B–FERT is a plant material consisting of carbonized biomass and natural minerals, which ensures an increase in revenue. SC is made from natural materials without the use of chemicals and preservatives. Its high biological value underlines the natural balance of processing and content. B–FERT provides comprehensive natural nutrition during vegetation. B–FERT increases the quantity and quality of fruit vegetables and fruits. Particles B–Fert attracted and retained unused nutrients in arable land until their plants are not used, prevents them from leaching by rain into the deep layers of the earth. B–FERT restores soil microbial activity, thereby preventing the “soil fatigue“. B–FERT supports the creation of plants and animals on agricultural land, producing phosphorus and carry nutrients to plant roots. B–FERT is universal conditioner suitable for: • Agriculture, • market gardening, • fruit growing, • organic farming.