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Natural Organic Fertilizers

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Natural organic fertilizers include poultry manure or waste, feather meal, processed plant materials and biosolids. Soil microorganisms break these products down to make their nutrients available to plants. Natural organics have relatively low nitrogen (N) content, usually below 12%. These organics contain water insoluble nitrogen (WIN), with moderate to long release longevities.

Environmental conditions affecting breakdown of natural organic fertilizers include temperature, soil moisture, aeration and pH.

The timing of natural organic fertilizer application relative to weather and climate is important. Most natural organic fertilizers release more N in the warmer months due to increased soil microbial activity, and less during the cooler months of spring and fall.